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5 MORE YEARS: Voters renew 4J local option levy

A majority of voters are in favor of renewing the Eugene School District 4J levy.

Posted: May 21, 2019 10:08 PM
Updated: May 22, 2019 10:47 AM

EUGENE, Ore. – A majority of voters were in favor of renewing the Eugene School District 4J levy for five more years.

More than two-thirds of voters were in favor of the five-year renewal, with only 28 percent voting against the bond.

Officials said it brings $17 million a year to the district, the equivalent of about 161 teachers or 26.5 school days. The school board unanimously voted to refer the renewal to the ballot in February.

The maximum rate for the local option levy is $1.50 per $1,000 assessed value.

Leading up to the vote, district officials said they were looking at having to make about 10 percent in cuts to their budget if the levy didn't pass.

The levy, which originated in 2000, will now have an expiration date of June 2025.

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