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Oregon City School District Levy Increase (May 2011)

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An Oregon City School District Levy Increase measure was on the May 17, 2011 ballot in the Oregon City school district area which is in Clackamas County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 4,876 (36.4%)
  • NO 8,503 (63.6%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $1.09 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of three years. The money generated from the measure would have gone towards general school funds, aimed mostly at allowing the district to stay open ten more days during the next school years. The district is struggling to balance their budget and cutting school days was one of the ways. This measure would have ensured the school could remain open for the period it is supposed to.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall district restore two weeks of eliminated school days; levy $1.09 per $1,000 assessed value beginning 2011, with independent oversight? This measure may cause property taxes to increase more than three percent.[3][4]

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