Clackamas County Schools Reporter, The Oregonian
oregonlive.com — The fourth-grade boy twice tried to evade his tormenters. But the group of fifth-graders pursued him around the playground until finally cornering him behind the gym. More students joined the group, which grew to about 15 kids, according to a staff memo obtained by The Oregonian.
oregonlive.com — Portland Public Schools plans on using about $25,000 next year to help the district develop an affirmative action plan to recruit more people of color and men to the workforce to more accurately reflect the student population.
oregonlive.com — The Portland School Board voted on Monday night to adopt the $466.5 million budget that shifts more teachers to the high school level and includes teachers funded by a controversial arts tax. The board had approved the budget in May as the budget committee before voting 6-0 to formally adopt the plan.
Portland Public Schools again extends no-bid consulting contract for city of Portland's former human resources directororegonlive.com — Portland Public Schools will extend the no-bid, $15,000-a-month consulting contract for the city of Portland's former human resources director for up to another year. The district has retained Yvonne Deckard, who also secured no-bid contracts last year with her former employer, as a consultant since July 2012 and later renewed her contract for another six months in February.
oregonlive.com — A Benson High School teacher is claiming Portland Public Schools placed him on paid administrative leave and plans to dismiss him because of his views against Planned Parenthood and abortion. Bill Diss, who has taught at Benson High for 11 years, was put on leave March 19, pending a recommendation for dismissal from Superintendent Carole Smith.
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