The Oregon Elections for School District Operating Levies Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the May 17, 1977 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have limited school districts to two elections per year for authorizing a tax levy outside their tax base unless voters otherwise petition for additional elections.
| Oregon Measure 1 (May 1977)|
|Yes|| 112,570|| 30.87%|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
1. SCHOOL OPERATING LEVY MEASURE
Purpose: Proposed constitutional amendment limits school districts to two elections per year for operating levy outside tax base unless voters petition for additional elections. After two defeats, school board may authorize operating levy not greater than previous year’s operating levy not greater than previous year’s operating levy plus not more than six percent. Among must be less than lowest total operating levy which unsuccessful election would have authorized. Permits legislature to reduce authority in even of school cost reductions. Effective immediately.