PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The new school year starts in Portland next week and students are getting ready for what they hope is a normal school year.

With 49,000 students at 81 schools, Portland Public Schools is the largest school district in the state. With major modernization projects completed or underway at a number of schools, this will be a year of transition for students and parents.

Guadelupe Guerrero joined Eye on Northwest Politics this week to discuss issues related to education.

Watch the full interview in the player above