One day after parents of Pioneer Special School students filed a federal lawsuit to block the program's planned move, Portland Public Schools officials put the move on hold until next school year.

PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero said Friday, March 23, that the Pioneer program would remain at the Holladay/Youngson facility for the 2018-19 year. The decision came after PPS confirmed that construction and relocation cost estimates to move the program to Rice and Applegate schools, combined with a lengthy required permitting process, raised too many questions about the feasibility of completing the work preparing two buildings by the fall.