SALEM, Ore. – A $1 billion increase to the state budget, now at $6.75 billion, is on its way to the Governor’s desk this Monday.
Last week the bill passed through the Senate granting Oregon schools assistance for the 2013-2015 school year. Staff, parents and students state-wide are most likely jumping for joy now that the House has passed the bill as well.
This budget increase will allow schools to not only open jobs and re-hire teachers but bring back programs that had been cut in the past. Non-educational classes such as art, music and physical education are likely to be brought back to many state classrooms.
The state is pleased to offer some stability to our school districts.
“After years of cuts, it’s time to start rebuilding,” says Representative Peter Buckley.