I have been taking some mental notes as reports of next year’s school budgets beingÂ passed in the areas school districts show healthy increases across the board.
Here’s the "stable" news:
Sherwood increased 16%
Tigard – Tualatin increased 12%
West Linn-Wilsonville increased 9.5%
Beaverton increased 9%
Hillsboro increased 10%
Forest GroveÂ increased 9%
Voters take note.
Your elected officials have achieved stable school funding without even knowing it.
Of courseÂ these are more of the go-go yearsÂ like the 90s when there was "too much money" and theÂ addictionÂ to spending it all willÂ repeat the calls for even more when the economy takes the next dip.Â Demands and lawsuits forÂ the $2 billion "Quality Education (concocted)Model" increase makes for an interesting election year.
And just imagine how entertaining it will be as the endless drum beat to repealÂ M5, the kicker and double majority pile on.Â Along with adding a sales tax of course.
Plus IÂ canÂ already hear theÂ echo chamber that theÂ increases this year are really cuts. It’s deja-school all over again.