PPS offers new Hiring Incentive Program
PPS offers new Hiring Incentive Program
Updated on 08/10/2021
The Portsmouth Public Schools Department of Human Resources has unveiled a new way to bring high-quality candidates into the PPS workforce by providing new and current employees a chance to take home some extra money. 
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PPS once again brings Excellence in Financial Reporting award
PPS once again brings Excellence in Financial Reporting award
Updated on 08/09/2021
The Portsmouth Public Schools Department of Budget and Finance has once again earned the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. 
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PPS earns state Excellence in Workforce Readiness award
PPS earns state Excellence in Workforce Readiness award
Updated on 07/21/2021
The Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) was named an Excellence in Workforce Readiness Award Winner by the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) at the annual VSBA Conference on Education. 
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