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Most Oregon Schools Find Success On Election Night

OPB | May 22, 2013 2:25 p.m. | Portland

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Oregon voters approved a majority of school funding measures on the ballot Tuesday. That includes all four operating levies.

Beaverton had the biggest school levy on the ballot, and it’s passing with 56 percent of the vote. That’s after a similar measure failed in November 2011.

Betsy Miller-Jones with the Oregon School Boards Association appreciates seeing “yes” votes around the state — in Philomath, Siuslaw, and in the Milton-Freewater district in eastern Oregon.

“It’s showing that our local voters continue to believe in the value of public education and they are willing to put their money where their beliefs are.”

Miller-Jones says her group will have to take a closer look at why bond measures — for school construction and repairs — didn’t do as well.

They were failing in six of ten districts — including Tillamook, Silver Falls, and Scio. They are passing in Bend - La Pine, Crook County, Eugene, and Klamath County.

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