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Community Relations 2017-11-17T15:25:32+00:00

Community Relations

The Community Relations Department is the link between Portage Public Schools and the greater community. Community Relations is your source for news about the great things happening at Portage Public Schools and information about the district.

News Media:

If you are a reporter covering a story about Portage Public Schools, please contact the Community Relations Department at 269.323.5162.

Community, Co-Curricular and Camp announcements for PPS Students and Families

PPS believes that activities and opportunities outside the school day are an important part of a well-rounded education. Therefore we will share information about these activities with our students and families on our website.  Please submit completed flyers in a jpg file for approval to Michelle Karpinski.  Visit our announcements page.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (MCL 15.231 et. seq.) regulates and sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by public bodies within the state of Michigan.

To submit a request, send a letter with with specific information about the documents you are looking for by mail or email to:
FOIA Coordinator
Portage Public Schools
8107 S. Westnedge Ave.
Portage MI 49002

Or email: [email protected].
Call  (269) 323-5162 with questions about the process.

Who to Contact


Michelle Karpinski, MPA, CFRE
Community Relations Manager
269.323.5162
[email protected]


Gold Cards offer benefits for Portage Residents 62 years old or better

  • Free Admission to home athletic events (excluding hockey)
  • Discounts on High School plays and musicals
  • Discounts on Enriched for Life programs

Get yours at the District Administration Office or high school athletic offices.
You will be asked to show your ID as proof of Portage residency.

Gold Card

Thank you for supporting Portage students!