Tax outcome worries schools

The Eugene and Springfield districts would lose $8.5 million if two tax measures fail.

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The Eugene and Springfield school districts fear a major budget hit if two tax measures fail in January.

The failure of a pair of tax revenue measures on the January 2010 ballot would take an estimated $8.5 million bite from the Eugene School District’s budget over the remainder of the current biennium — about what it costs to run one high school for a year.

That’s the latest projection from the Oregon School Boards Association, predicated on a scenario in which K-12 education — the biggest single budget item for the state — takes a proportional hit should the $733 million measures go down.

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.

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