Frequently Asked Questions: Measure 66 & 67
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How would these measures impact North Clackamas Schools?
For North Clackamas Schools, the funding impact this biennium would be $4.4 million for Measure 66 and $2.4 million for Measure 67. Because 83 percent of the district budget funds salaries and benefits, these areas would likely be impacted the most.
Together, these equate to the 2010-11 cost of either
• 16 school days; or
• 109 full-time teaching positions; or
• eliminating half of district telephones; all computer & software purchases, all textbook purchases, all library book purchases, 2.5 school days, 6 administrative positions, 28.5 classified positions, and 20 teaching positions.
Of course, these are just examples. No budget decisions have been made.
The thought of North Clackamas schools losing half of their telephones was just too much for me so I did a search of "north clackamas" on my own blog to get my own blast from the past wastes of money.
They sponsor "free" lunches during the summer at a local apartment complex. They don't have enough money to buy textbooks but they have money to go to where people live and give away food.
Their calendar from October 2008 listed an endless supply of "adult classes" in Spanish. I thought that we raised taxes "for the children."
North Clackamas is also home to the bilingual elementary school El Puente. 40% of the students in this school are "native spanish speakers."
These are some of the positions that will hopefully be eliminated when the taxes fail:
Latino Community Liaison
Russian Community Liaison
Vietnamese Community Liaison
I know that eliminating the homeless liaison position or the Latino/Hispanic outreach program won't punish the voters enough so I'm sure that North Clackamas will instead fire a math teacher if they fire anyone at all.