Portland voters approved a $790 million bond in 2017 to modernize century old school buildings within the Portland Public Schools district. Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting was selected to conduct annual performance audits over the life of the program. The third performance audit found that bond projects were reaching major milestones with two out of four schools opened on schedule. Business equity in contracting efforts for bond projects generally followed industry practices but aspirational goals were difficult to attain. Additionally, bond communication efforts were comprehensive but institutional knowledge needed to be better retained.
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