Oregon schools start year with more state funds

Oregon schools start year with more state funds

Oregon schools started the year with an almost $1 billion uptick in state education funding, yet not much has changed.

Few districts in Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah counties were able to add back anything, unless voters passed a local option levy or bond measure.

The additional state money, instead, lessened the severity of cuts, superintendents said. Districts sliced fewer days from the calendar, reduced fewer teaching jobs and added fewer students to already large class sizes.

Read more at OregonLive.com.