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The West Linn-Wilsonville Budget Committee approves 2019-20 budget and more

Budget committee approves budget

During the May 13 West Linn-Wilsonville Budget Committee meeting, the committee voted to approve Superintendent Kathy Ludwig's proposed general fund budget of more than $119.7 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

The 2019-20 budget proposal is based on an anticipated state funding level of $8.87 billion to support K-12 school districts from 2019-2021, but the state funding level is subject to change before the adoption of the budget in June.

Prior to the meeting, the school district also learned the Oregon Senate passed House Bill 3427, known as the Student Success Act.

The bill proposes a change to Oregon's corporate tax code that would generate an estimated $1 billion extra each school year to help fund public education.

Though funds would not be immediate and would need to eventually be approved by voters, HB 3427 would bring in additional revenue.

Other additional revenue on the horizon could also come from an increase in the state budget. If the school district receives more funding, the priority would be to restore the 18 full-time employees that are currently expected to be cut. The approved budget will be presented to the school board June 10 for adoption.

School board posts LRPC vacancies

The Long Range Planning Committee has three positions on its seven-member committee that expire June 30. The school board opened Positions 2, 4 and 6 on April 22 for interested community members. Terms are three years and current members can reapply.

The deadline to turn in an application is June 4. Find applications online at or from Amy Berger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WHS softball field to get new lighting

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board approved a $210,895 contract to Musco Lighting on May 6 to purchase and implement performance softball field lighting at Wilsonville High School. A budget of $250,000 was earmarked for the project. The work is expected to be completed by this fall.

Three Rivers renews charter

On March 4, Three Rivers Charter School and West Linn-Wilsonville School District officials agreed to renew the school's charter for another five years. It originally was set to expire at the end of this school year.

The contract is similar to the previous one and will

be brought to the school board for a vote of approval in June.

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