Oregon schools hit hard

Oregon schools could get further cuts if voters defeat the $733 million tax plan.

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While schools in Oregon were given a sense of “fragile stability” by the Legislature’s $733 million tax plan, they could face further cuts if voters defeat the new taxes next year.

“I feel like we’ve suffered losses already,” said Jeannette Hulse, the parent of two students at Imlay Elementary School in Hillsboro and president of the PTA.

Already, she said, 27 teachers have lost their jobs – a district representative said that those losses were a function of temporary teachers not having their contracts renewed – the school year is slated to be shortened by four days and her third-grader son is in a classroom of 31 students.

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