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Portland Public Schools: Stop the closure of Beverly Cleary School, Hollyrood Campus

The Beverly Cleary School has strong programs and successful students due to the collaborative efforts of its staff and community. The neighborhood surrounding Beverly Cleary prides itself on being committed to the school success by being active volunteers and supporters of its programs.   

Beverly Cleary K-8 is facing significant overcrowding, and the population in our community continues to grow. As a short-term knee-jerk reaction, Portland Public Schools has suddenly proposed sending our K-2 students to a previously shuttered school over 20 blocks away from our neighborhood school at the start of the 2013-2014 academic year. Though the administration says this move is temporary, they have offered no indication as to what the long-term solution will be.   

A recent BCS community survey showed an overwhelmingly strong preference in leaving the students in place while reconfiguring current building space and seeking other longer-term solutions that will not tear our school community apart.   

What we are seeking is a thoughtful, inclusive and transparent process so that, together, we may solve the overcrowding issue both for the short-term and long-term. A process that fully represents partnership between the community and PPS is the only way to achieve this goal!  

Please sign our petition and let Portland Public Schools know that we do NOT want to close our neighborhood school and break our community apart!  

Six Key Points to Remember:

1) The BCS Community does not want Hollyrood closed.
2) PPS has not adequately involved the community.
3) The impacts on our school and community are large.
4) We have serious safety concerns.
5) We need a long term solution.
6) Other proposals have not been addressed.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Superintendent of PPS
    Carole Smith
  • Director of Facilities
    Tony Magliano
  • Regional Administrator, Grant Cluster
    Karl Logan
  • Directror of Family Support and School Choice
    Judy Brennan

Betsy Boyd-Flynn started this petition with a single signature, and won with 297 supporters. Start a petition to change something you care about.