Clackamas County Elections

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE Lake Oswego School District CAPTION: Five Year Local Option Levy for Teachers and Educational Programs QUESTION: Shall District expand, preserve programs, class sizes; levy $1.64 per $1,000 assessed value for operations for five years beginning 2019-20? This measure may cause property taxes to increase more than three percent. SUMMARY: The local option school levy was most recently renewed in 2013. It currently provides over 12% of Lake Oswego School District’s annual operational funding. If approved, this levy would provide funds to preserve and expand current programs and operations, including: — Preserve over 80 current teacher and other staff positions funded by the current levy. — Maintain class sizes; increase individual instructional opportunities, enhance programs by hiring up to 20 additional teachers. — Preserve and expand vocational, technical and STEM programs at all schools, including computer science education, to improve college and career readiness. — Preserve and expand reading, early literacy, mental health support for all students. — Fund enhanced safety and security on school campuses. Spending would be subject to annual audits. This measure would supersede the current local option levy at a maximum rate of $1.64 per $1,000 of assessed value. The proposed rate is estimated to raise approximately $13,000,000 in 2019-2020, $13,390,000 in 2020-2021, $13,790,000 in 2021-2022, $14,200,000 in 2022-2023 and $14,620,000 in 2023-2024, for a total of $60,000,000 over five years. This ballot title was filed with the County Clerk of Clackamas County on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Voters have until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 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 March 7, 2019. LOR96114

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Publication: Miscellaneous 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2019/03/07

End Date: 2019/03/07

Owner: Clackamas County Elections


County: Clackamas