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Published: Thursday, 9/16/2010

Oregon schools to cut 20 from staff if levy fails


Oregon City Schools will need to lay off another 20 employees next school year if a $5.9-mill emergency operating levy does not pass Nov. 2, officials said at a meeting Thursday night.

The school district would need to trim an additional $2 million from its budget if the five-year levy does not pass. Other potential cuts include eliminating career and technology programs and possibly closing an elementary school.

The levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 house about $180 a year.

The school district has slashed more than $7 million over the last three years. Last school year Oregon laid off 32 teachers.

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