Community Relations

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Sarah Baker Community Relations Manager 269.323.5162


Portage Public Schools seeks important Building Site Sinking Fund millage renewal
Portage Public Schools is seeking a renewal of the .5 mill building site sinking fund that has been in place since 1966.  These funds are restricted for use on facility improvements and repairs.  Recent BSSF projects include secure entrances at 10 school buildings, redesign of parking lots, safer bus and parent drop-off routes as Angling Rd, North Middle School, Woodland and Haverhill and replacement of exterior doors to the WMS pool wing.  These funds are also used to repair and replace windows, roofs and heating systems.  Without this millage, funding for facility repair and work would come from the general fund, the same budget which pays for instructional staff and materials.

The renewal question will be the last item on your ballot.

Many precinct locations have changed since the last governor's election.  Please visit to locate where you will vote.

How Are We Doing?

Results of the 2013-14 New Family Survey
Results of the 2012-13 New Family Survey

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

If you have a FOIA request for documents, please send your request by mail or e-mail to
Sarah Baker, FOIA Coordinator, Portage Public Schools, 8111 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage MI  49002 or via Feel free to call Sarah Baker at (269) 323-5162 with questions about this process.

Links to the 2012 open-ended questions on the parent survey:
Volunteering (29 pages)
Continuous improvement (60 pages)

Research for 2010-2011 School-Year:

Read the 2011 Community Survey.

Read the 2011 Parents' Focus Group Summary.
Read the 2011 Community Focus Group Summary.

Read the 2010 Parent Survey Results.

Flyers for elementary students

Beginning in January 2012, the District will no longer send home paper flyers with our students, but instead will be posting them onto a flyer web page and will provide the information in school parent newsletters.

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- Michigan School Public Relations Association

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