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The Oregon City Schools district will lose millions in the next two years, according to Oregon City Schools Treasurer Jane Fruth, who provided financial information at a town hall meeting at Starr Elementary School on April 20.
The figures she provided were from the Office of Management and Budget that were incorporated into the Oregon City Schools District.
“This is the best we have right now. Obviously, these will change. We hope they will change for the better,” said Fruth.
Plans for additional spending cuts have been put in place if an emergency levy on the May 3 ballot in the Woodmore School District should fail.
The Woodmore school board last week approved the list of cuts, which includes eliminating busing for student field trips, eliminating up to four teaching positions at the high school, and aligning the elementary school so that there are a maximum of three classrooms per grade level, said John Fernbaugh, district superintendent.
Establishing the three-classroom maximum at the elementary school would result in “significantly” larger class sizes, he said.
Oregon native Matt Folk couldn’t have asked for a better day to run his first Boston Marathon.
A 1994 graduate of Clay High School, Folk happily made the long journey over the weekend from his current residence in Perrysburg to Beantown, where he was greeted by comfortable temperatures in the upper-40s and a much-needed tailwind.
“There was some talk leading up to the race that there would be a tailwind,” said Folk. “It’s a point to point course, so everybody hopes you can get the tailwind instead of the headwind and we did, for the most part.”
Bills pending before state legislators will have an impact on Lake Township’s financial condition, Tom Hays, township solicitor, informed the board of trustees Tuesday, with the likely result being the township becoming more dependent on local property taxes.
The changes stem from a plan by lawmakers included in the state budget five years ago to phase out the tangible personal property tax on manufacturing machinery and related equipment as well as some utility equipment.
Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian said he backs the police officer who shot a resident who was involved in a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on Pickle Road on April 10.
“Although it is unfortunate for a police officer to have to draw his weapon, we believe that, under the circumstances, it was very well executed,” Seferian said at a city council meeting on Monday. “The Oregon police department showed the training and expertise they had and took control of a situation that in all likelihood could have been very bad.”
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