2023 Proposed Teachers Levy
Why Is The District Proposing The Teachers Levy 3-599?
The North Clackamas School District has been funded by a local option levy voters passed in 2018. The levy provides funding to support 180 positions, which is equivalent to one-fifth of all teachers in the district and is set to expire on June 30, 2024. Proposed Measure 3-599, if passed, would renew the levy for 5 years, and as a renewal, Measure 3-599 would maintain existing tax rates.
If Passed, What Would The Levy Fund?
The proposed Levy would generate approximately $25 million a year over five years. If passed, the Levy would continue to retain teacher and staff at all schools, and maintain current class size averages across all NCSD schools.
If Passed, What Would The Levy Cost?
As a renewal, this Levy would maintain existing tax rates. The Teachers Levy Renewal would authorize a continuation of the current tax rate of approximately $1.63 per $1,000 of assessed property value for five years.
What Happens If The Measure Does Not Pass?
If the measure does not pass, the current tax rate of $1.63 per $1,000 of assessed property value would not continue and 180 current educator positions in our school district would not continue to be funded. The current tax rate expires on June 30, 2024.
Six Things To Know About The Teachers Levy Renewal:
1) Measure 3-599 is on the November 2023 ballot.
2) The proposed Levy is a renewal and would maintain the existing tax rate of $1.63 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
3) If passed, 100% of Levy funds would be used to fund the North Clackamas School District.
4) If passed, the Levy would retain 180 teachers.
5) If passed, the Levy would maintain current class size averages across NCSD schools.
6) If passed, the Levy would preserve education programming such as vocational career technical education, music, art, and physical education.
*This information was reviewed by the Oregon Elections Division for compliance with ORS 260.432
How many teachers at each NCSD school does this levy currently fund?
Ardenwald - 4
Beatrice Morrow Cannady - 6
Bilquist - 4
Happy Valley - 5
Linwood/Sojourner - 5
Lot Whitcomb - 5
Milwaukie El Puente - 5
Mount Scott - 4
Oak Grove - 3
Oregon Trail - 5
Riverside - 4
Scouters Mountain - 5
Seth Lewelling - 3
Spring Mountain - 5
Sunnyside - 5
Verne Duncan - 5
View Acres - 4
Alder Creek - 9
Happy Valley - 11
Rock Creek - 11
Wilbur Rowe - 8
Adrienne C. Nelson - 13
Clackamas - 12
Milwaukie HS/Milwaukie Academy of the Arts - 12
New Urban - 1
Rex Putnam - 11
Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center - 9
Public Charter Schools:
Cascade Heights Public Charter School - 2
Clackamas Middle College - 2
Clackamas Web Academy - 2