The Press Newspaper
School boards across the state are expressing their opposition to pending legislation that would expand the availability of vouchers to public school students who want to attend private or parochial schools.
House Bill 136, which would create the Parental Choice and Taxpayer Savings (PACT) Scholarship Program, was passed by the House Education Committee last fall. The bill would provide vouchers to public school students from families with federal adjusted gross income of $95,000 or less who are interested in attending private or parochial schools.
The cost of police service the Village of Millbury receives from the Lake Township Police Department won’t increase this year as had been scheduled in a contract between the village and township.
The Lake Township trustees Tuesday agreed to a request by the village to waive a 3 percent increase set to go into effect this year, allowing the village more time to research options for generating additional revenue.
The bus shuttle service for Clay High School students in the Oregon City Schools District will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
The students have been without bus service since it was eliminated by the school board last year to cut expenses. Angry parents had expressed concerns to school officials about their children having to walk to and from school if they could not make arrangements for transportation. Some parents also said they were late getting to work so they could drop their children off at school.
Genoa Village Administrator Kevin Gladden is welcoming 2012 by putting together a new traffic sign maintenance and replacement policy. He’s not all that happy about it either.
“It’s another unfunded mandate,” Gladden said.
Oregon officials at a council meeting on Dec. 19 urged businesses that were located in the Woodville Mall in Northwood to consider moving to Oregon.
The mall, which had opened as the first shopping mall in the area in 1969, was closed in December because of health department violations. Many of the business owners were frustrated that the mall had closed before Christmas, one of the busiest seasons of the year.
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