Three successive public forums, to be held via Zoom on Wednesday, May 13, will focus on the design process for renovations for Presumpscot, Reiche and Longfellow elementary schools and on the community’s thoughts and vision for the schools.
PORTLAND, Maine – The Portland community is invited to three virtual community forums that will be held on Wednesday, May 13, to learn about design progress on the three Buildings for our Future elementary school construction projects and to share their thoughts and vision for these schools.
The three-hour-long elementary school construction forums, which will be held via Zoom, are staggered to focus on each of the school projects one at a time.
- The Presumpscot Elementary School Forum will run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.;
- the Reiche Community School forum will run from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.;
- and the Longfellow Elementary School forum will run from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
City voters in 2017 approved a $64 million Buildings for our Future Bond to renovate four elementary schools.
Renovation work on the first of the four projects, Lyseth Elementary School, is underway. That project is on track to be completed by 2021.
The district has contracted with Harriman Associates architectural and engineering firm to lead the Lyseth project and design the remaining schools, Longfellow, Reiche and Presumpscot.
Instructions for Accessing the Elementary School Construction Forums Using Zoom
Allow your computer to install the free Zoom app to get the best meeting experience. Participants can join by phone only, if they prefer. If you are not able to attend live, the Portland Public Schools later will be posting a recording of the meeting on its website and YouTube channel once it has concluded. (NOTE: If you require language assistance, please select “interpretation” in the meeting options and select your language channel)
The meeting can be accessed via this link: https://zoom.us/j/93595241413?pwd=eHpzL0IvN3BSTUpuSTgzbXMvMjNpQT09
When public comment is allowed, you will need to use the “raise your hand” feature.
To raise your hand via the telephone, please hit *9. You will be un-muted by the host when it is time for public comment.
To join via Telephone dial:
- US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or + 1 301 715 8592
Or one-tap for mobile:
- US: +13126266799,,2545940766# or +16465588656,,2545940766#
Meeting ID: 935 9524 1413
ZOOM login information also can be found on the Portland Public Schools website (click the BFOF Community Forum banner on the home page: https://www.portlandschools.org).