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Many parents attending a school board meeting last Tuesday were critical of the board’s approval of pay hikes for 12 administrators in the Oregon City Schools District.
The board had approved raises for 12 administrators at an August 16 meeting. Superintendent Mike Zalar received the biggest raise, from $116,965 to $130,221.
The Press asked Councilman Dave Gallaher and Mayor Mark Stoner, who are running for Northwood mayor, questions to give voters a better understanding on where they stood on the issues facing the city. Here is what they had to say:
What is the biggest issue facing Northwood, and how would you address it as mayor?
District 3 incumbent councilman Mike Craig says the difference between he and challenger Shaun Enright is that he is pro-business.
Enright says he is all about neighborhoods.
“I have a different view than Mike on what’s needed for East Toledo. Our plan isn’t just something we pulled out of our pocket. I really feel our approach is the right approach. My plans are legit — they are well thought out,” Enright said.
The treasurer of the Oregon City Schools District has projected a 3-percent drop in revenues over the next five years.
Treasurer Jane Fruth at a school board meeting last week gave an update in the district’s five-year forecast, which projects a drop in state foundation funding, property taxes, and electric deregulation funds.
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