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School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee
To Meet July 25 at City Hall

The new School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee, recently created by the City Council to review a $70.6 million bond proposal to pay for renovations at Presumpscot, Longfellow, Lyseth, and Reiche elementary schools, will hold its first meeting on Monday, July 25. The meeting will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The meeting will begin with an opportunity for public comment. The committee will then consider questions posed by city councilors and the public. Read more.

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Maine’s largest school system has 10 elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools serving approximately 7,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and more than 4,400 adult learners.  

The district takes full advantage of its location in a vibrant city with a thriving arts life. Schools draw on the resources offered by museums, theaters, local businesses and the city’s colleges and universities. 

Portland has a highly trained teaching staff. Many teachers hold advanced degrees. All of the district's teachers continue their education by pursuing professional development activities on a regular basis.

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