Portland Public Schools is considering a proposal to change programming at both Arbor Lodge neighborhood schools: Ockley Green and Chief Joseph. The ALNA board will meet Wednesday, February 6th at 7:45 pm at the Historic Kenton Firehouse to develop a response to these proposed changes.
The school board is considering the following:
Merging Chief Joseph K-5 and Ockley Green PK-8 into a single neighborhood PK-8 school and close the Ockley Green focus option program.
Chief Joseph and Ockley Green would operate as a shared campus while a phase-out of the Ockley Green magnet program occurs. This distribution of grades between buildings during that transition period would be determined.
Students attending Ockley Green focus program may remain in the merged PK-8, return to their neighborhood school, or apply to attend King PK-8.
A process to determine leadership of the merged school would include staff and community input.
The Chief Joseph building would ultimately close and all students would attend on the Ockley campus, which would undergo a re-naming in collaboration with the Native American community.
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