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PORTLAND -- Parents of students at Chief Joseph Elementary School in North Portland have organized a 'bucket brigade' in hopes of preventing any sweeping changes in a district consolidation effort.

The district wants to balance enrollment in the Jefferson cluster of schools. Two prior efforts in other clusters created spirited debate before changes were made.

More: PPS Jefferson Options page

The district was expected to release a series of options at 4 p.m. on the Portland Public Schools home page Monday and the board was expected to hold a workshop in the evening.

A community forum was scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. at Jefferson High.

A final decision may be made in February.

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