Black History Month 2017

Black History Month

  As we observe Black History Month throughout the month of February, it is interesting to take a look back at where it all began. Harvard scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson, know as the “Father of Black History”, began promoting what was called Negro History Week in 1926 during the second week of… Read more »

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A message to our community

Spanish     Russian     Vietnamese     Chinese     Somali   Dear David Douglas Community, We are writing today to communicate and reaffirm that the David Douglas School District Staff and David Douglas School Board are committed to providing safe and respectful places of learning for ALL students. On November 16th, a communication… Read more »


School Board Recognition Month

The David Douglas School District joins the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month.” David Douglas’ seven School Board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students. They also serve as the corporate board of directors… Read more »

EPAP—Community improvements in action at David Douglas

  For several years, the East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) has worked with us to improve the lives of families in our School District. EPAP was convened by the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and now U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley to address education, infrastructure, safety, housing, equity and other important issues affecting… Read more »

Testing for Lead in Water

We strive to keep all David Douglas schools safe environments for learning, teaching and working. And our intent is to keep our community informed about efforts we are taking to preserve that safe environment. This is an update on our lead testing program for water. The District began testing water for lead… Read more »

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Principal for a Day 2016

Every October, community and business leaders from across the Portland region head into schools to get a glimpse of a day in the life of a school principal. Principal for a Day, organized by All Hands Raised, gives our community leaders a first-hand view of teachers teaching, students learning, and the incredible work… Read more »

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Now Hiring

The David Douglas School District is currently hiring for bus drivers, custodians, and substitute cooks. There are multiple spots available as well as various time slots. Check out below which position may be right for you!   Bus Drivers Competitive Wages Paid Training Paid Holidays Health Benefits  &  Retirement Plan 20 to 25 hours (with… Read more »

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Oregon Symphony In Our Schools

For the past two years David Douglas students have had an extraordinary music opportunity through a District partnership with the Oregon Symphony. The three-year program was made possible by a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation’s Studio to School initiative. Not only has the program brought symphony musicians into the classroom but… Read more »

Superintendent Selection Process

The David Douglas School Board has voted unanimously to seek a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Don Grotting through an internal search process. The Board hopes to name a new Superintendent at its July 14 meeting. Grotting announced this week that he is leaving David Douglas to become the new Superintendent of the… Read more »