Portland School Board Forum

Watch the Video of the Forum with Candidates for the Portland School Board.

Click on the arrow below to hear school board candidates answer questions about district issues and why they are running.

Note that the timer is shown on wide shots, along with the moderator and the seven candidates. In order to assure that each candidate has a fair and equal chance to explain their views, we time their answers. We ask them to stick to the time limits.

If you would prefer to watch this video on public access TV, here is the schedule of replays:

Ideas for Better Schools!

Watch the Highlights from our program on “Education Innovations”

Click below to see a 20-minute video that shows the best parts of our “Innovations in Public Education” panel discussion. Experts from Metro-area schools talk about new ideas for improving education. Watch and hear what’s happening in our public schools to help all students learn and succeed!

Special Election Ballot Measures!

Multnomah Co. Measures on Nov. 5 ballots

Read our carefully researched, detailed reports about  the November Special Election ballot measures by clicking here.

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The same info is  also on our personalized voter information website, vote411.org.

Videos from Our Election Info event

Videos from the League’s informational program about these measures are now posted with each of the measures here. These videos provide additional information about the measures. They will also be broadcast on the following cable channels. See schedule below.

Learn about the Special Election Measures

Event on Monday October 21

Get info on the November 5 Special Election measures re: water issues, bonds, levies and emergency aid.

To help voters understand the issues for the November 5 Election, the League presents an Informational Program on the four measures that will be on Portland ballots.

WHEN: Monday, October 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

WHERE: Multnomah County Boardroom, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland

WHAT: Explanations of Measures 26-203, 26-204, 26-205, and 26-207

  • Metro Speakers: Laura Oppenheimer, Parks and Nature Communications Manager, and Dan Moeller, Conservation Program Director for Metro’s Parks and Nature Department, explaining M 26-203. This measure would allow Metro to issue bonds to purchase land, restore fish and wildlife habitat and complete trails through Metro’s parks and nature system.
  • City of Portland Speakers: Gabriel Solmer, Deputy Director of the Portland Water Bureau, and Michael Stuhr, Bureau Director/Administrator, explaining City of Portland Charter changes – M 26-204 to protect the Bull Run watershed and M 26-205, to authorize city participation in emergency mutual aid agreements.
  • PPS Speakers:Scott Bailey, Board of Education Director, and Claire Hertz, Deputy Superintendent of Business and Operations, explaining M 26-207.  This would continue the current tax levy for teaching positions in Portland Public Schools.
This program is free and open to the public.

Recordings of this event will be posted on vote411.org and on this website a few days later. Funding for the recordings is provided by the Multnomah Bar Foundation and the Carol and Velma Saling Foundation.

Find written explanations of All six measures on Vote411.org and on this website!

In addition to reports on the Portland and Metro measures, we have information on a bond measure for Troutdale voters and a levy for Sauvie Island voters. We thoroughly researched the measures and checked our reports with government officials, supporters and opponents. Take a look!

Innovations in Education – Watch the Video!

Click the arrow below to see the video on Innovations in Public Education. The Portland LWV presented this program in September 2019. Four leaders in public education explain what they are doing to improve equity  for students in our schools.

You can also watch this program on your cable channel. See the schedule below.

We thank the Multnomah Bar Foundation and the Carol and Velma Saling Foundation for giving us the funding to pay for this video. The video was recorded by MetroEast Community Media.