2018 Local Option Levy
Local option levy passed by voters in November 2018
North Clackamas Schools (NCSD) would like to reiterate its gratitude to the community for passing the local option levy in the fall of 2018. In combination with the state’s K-12 budget for the current biennium, the levy is a big reason why NCSD has a positive financial outlook for the immediate future, beginning with the current 2019-2020 school year.
The estimated $18.6 million in revenue the levy is expected to provide in 2019-2020 will impact classrooms across the district. Specifically, the additional revenue allows NCSD to restore a full school year without furlough days, add 22 new teaching positions which will reduce class sizes, and provide full-time counselors at every elementary school. Had the local option levy not passed, NCSD would have cut 170 teaching positions, which represents roughly 20 percent of its teachers. All funds from the levy will stay in North Clackamas Schools.
The local option levy from Ballot Measure 3-541 will appear on property tax statements for the first time in October 2019 and will be based on 2019-2020 property values. For questions about this tax, property owners should visit the Clackamas County Assessment and Taxation Department.
Again, NCSD appreciates the community’s belief in NCSD’s work. Combined with the 2016 Capital Construction Bond, these two funding mechanisms are providing meaningful support to NCSD as it delivers on its purpose to prepare graduates who are inspired and empowered to strengthen the quality of life in our local and global communities.
Questions? Contact NCSD Executive Director of Finance & Business Services Matt Makara at 503-353-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.