EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School Board’s may ask voters to renew a local option levy that’s scheduled to expire in June.
The school board talked about the importance of the levy originally approved 14 years ago during Wednesday night’s board meeting.
Taxpayers have been paying for it ever since, at a rate of $1.50 fifty per $1,000 of assessed value. If passed, it would be renewed for five years.
“I definitely support it, and I just don’t want that to cut into our children’s education,” said Eugene resident Heidi Brancato.
“I think for the future of our kids we need to make sure they’re in school and so I support it,” said Eugene resident Matthew Oneil.
The levy currently provides $8 million in funding for school and district operations.
There won’t be a board vote until the next meeting. If approved–which the board thinks is likely–the recommendation it will be on the November ballot.