NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE North Clackamas School District

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE North Clackamas School District CAPTION: Local levy to preserve teaching positions, days of school year. QUESTION: Shall Schools preserve teaching positions, class sizes; levy $1.63 per $1,000 assessed value for five years beginning 2019; with audits? This measure may cause property taxes to increase more than three percent. SUMMARY: North Clackamas Schools serves about 17,000 children in 32 schools. Due to state funding shortfalls over ten years, North Clackamas canceled school days, increased class sizes and closed three schools. The district cut building maintenance, career/college guidance counselors, and deferred purchase of learning materials, computers. The current school funding forecast would mean more cuts: eliminating 170 teaching positions, increasing class sizes at every school, or canceling 34 school days, or some of each. The local option levy will prevent these cuts. If the state fully funds schools, the levy will restore school days, guidance counselors; lower class size and expand nursing services, school safety and security. All levy funds remain in North Clackamas Schools. None goes to the state. Annual audits will be conducted. The levy costs $1.63 per $1,000 assessed property value not market value. Homes with median assessed value of $221,800 pay up to $30 per month. The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of estimate and may reflect the impact of early payment discounts, compression and the collection rate. The five-year levy is projected to raise $97 million: 2019-2020: $17,984,109 2020-2021: $18,703,473 2021-2022: $19,451,612 2022-2023: $20,083,789 2023-2024: $20,736,512 This ballot title was filed with the County Clerk of Clackamas County on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Voters have until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018 to petition for review of the ballot title in the Clackamas County Circuit Court. Any voter filing a petition for review must also file a copy of the petition with the Elections Division, 1710 Red Soils Ct., Ste. 100, Oregon City, not later than 5:00 p.m. on the next business day after the petition is filed with the Circuit Court. Published in Business Tribune on Aug. 21, 2018 Published in Clackamas Review & Oregon City News on Aug. 22, 2018. BT64024

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Publication: Miscellaneous

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2018/08/21

End Date: 2018/08/21

Owner: Clackamas County Elections Division


County: Clackamas