Beaverton School District Levy Increase (November 2011)
This measure was defeated in both counties.
- YES 71 (40.34%)
- NO 105 (59.66%)
- YES 26,711 (48.87%)
- NO 27,947 (51.13%)
This measure sought increase the current school levy by a rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further five years in order to continue to provide small class sizes and maintain teaching positions. The tax increase was expected to generate near $14 million a year for the school district, but school officials noted that the additional money would have not covered all of the expected budget shortfalls. School officials though stated that with this additional money the cuts would have been far less than they could be, the money would have been used to ensure teachers remain in their positions and programs can continue for students. Schools were already overcrowded and officials noted that things will just be worse without this additional money.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Shall District protect class sizes, teaching positions; levy $1.00 per $1,000 assessd value for five years beginning 2012; require oversight?|