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We are a group of Portland parents, families, business owners, educators, voters, and taxpayers. We believe that great public schools are essential for the future of our community. We would like to work together with the district and the teacher's association to make sure our children are prepared for college and the challenges of the 21st century.

We ask that the Portland Public School District:

Improve the hiring, training and transfer of principals and implement principal evaluations with real accountability for students success

Move the hiring of new teachers to earlier in the year to attract top talent and better ensure a great educator in every Portland classroom

We propose that Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers work together to achieve the following in their upcoming contract discussions:

Timely mutual consent teacher hiring, assignment and transfer policies that allow teachers and schools to find the best fit and increase Portland Public Schools ability to recruit teachers of color

Improved performance evaluation, mentoring, and professional development for teachers and principals that incorporates measures of student learning as a key factor

Layoff decisions that include teaching effectiveness as a key factor

Removal of contract language that inadvertently inhibits meaningful parent and family involvement

School schedules and calendar with flexible options for student learning

We believe that these actions will make Portlands public schools better places to teach and learn. Our goal is to improve the environment in which our educators work, and to support them in guaranteeing that our children, especially our underserved children, succeed.

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