The North Clackamas School District Board is proposing to place a local option levy on the November 2012 election ballot, but they would like citizens’ input before doing so with their online survey. The proposed levy would raise about $4 million per year and costing residents $1 to $1.25 per $1,000 assessed property value.
The funds collected from the levy would be used to school operating costs, but the district is asking the citizens the priorities are for using the funds. Examples included hiring more teachers to reduce class sizes; adding more school days; more educational program; purchasing new math books; or adding classroom technology like computers.
The NCSD local option levy online survey can be taken at http://www.nclack.k12.or.us/localoption. The survey will be available until mid December when the Board will then review the results. Additional information is available at the link provided above.
Ardenwald Elementary School principal Sheila Shaw provided a slideshow presentation about the local levy option to the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association at the meeting on October 11, 2011.