At the 1/28/16 meeting of the DBRAC, PPS backed away from its intentions to open a new Spanish language immersion program in southwest Portland, as seen in this older slide.
"There is not a high number of bilingual teachers out there that we can access to start new programs so we are looking to make best use of the teachers that we have. One of our consolidation questions that is before you is around helping with that, as well as making sure that we place any new teachers in front of as many of our emerging bilingual students as possible. So, it is mostly outer southeast and in some ways in north Portland where the priority zones for dual language expansion, especially in the Spanish language. Southwest certainly could see expansion in the future. But, it would likely come after those other priorities are addressed. So it is a good idea. It is not necessarily a timely idea that we can invest in at this time."
Here is the video of the 1/28/16 DBRAC meeting. Judy Brennan's comments are at 1 hour, 41 minutes and 25 second. Debbie Armandariz, Director of Dual Language, makes a few comments at 2 hours and 4 minutes.