PPS sells assets for cheap

Portland Public Schools auctions unneeded materials in two-day “surplus sale.”

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While Portland Public Schools managed to get rid of unneeded materials – from toilet paper to basketball hoops – in a two-day “surplus sale,” some teachers say the items still could have been put to use.

Selling hoops isn’t the typical transaction inside the headquarters of Oregon’s largest school district. But neither is it unusual. The sale, which followed the rules for Oregon public agencies to liquidate assets, was at least the fourth of its kind this year at cash-strapped PPS…

The two-day process earned the district $6,357. But it may have cost the district the trust of some teachers.

Read the full story at Willamette Week.

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