Portland Public Schools

Education Use Case


The COVID-19 crisis forced social distancing and remote access procedures into the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education meeting process. The school system needed to quickly migrate to a virtual environment while still offing offering organized public comment and streaming to its constituents in real-time.


LIFT helped the technical staff and board at PPS define meeting elements, design a workflow, and assign roles to manage those elements. This approach maximized the WebEx meeting and events platform and ensure that PPS was able to conduct their board meetings without disruption.


LIFT provided documentation and trained executive staff, board members, technical staff, and participants on how to conduct virtual meetings that met the needs and protocols of live meetings to:

  • Provide a secure meeting environment
  • Ensure a seamless user experience for board members and audience
  • Maintain community engagement standards
  • Comply with COVID-19 safety standards


“Thank you so much LIFT for all the work you did to help us pull this off.”

Don Wolff, CTO
Portland Public Schools


Portland Public Schools, founded in 1851, is a K-12 urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With more than 49,000 students in 81 schools, it is one of the largest school districts in the Pacific Northwest.