Special session boosts Crook County schools

Special session boosts Crook County schools

The Oregon Legislature's special session yielded $100 million for statewide K-12 schools beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

“The focus for me the last three years has been to steadily increase the funding to kids programs and classrooms while maintaining a full spectrum of things,” said [Crook County] Superintendent Duane Yecha.

To that end, Business Manager Anna Logan said the district took a calculated risk and spent down their more than $4 million in cash reserves to maintain programs with the assumption that the legislature would make good on a plan to increase school funding.

Read more at The Central Oregonian.