Impact of Measure 66 and Measure 67 on Coos County
By the Numbers
|Children in public schools:||8,446|
|People on the Oregon Health Plan:||8,991|
|Seniors and people with disabilities receiving long-term care (in-home, assisted living, nursing homes):||935|
|People who received an initial unemployment check in 2009:||3,428|
|Released criminal offenders under supervision:||194|
|Tax filers who make $250,000 or more (households) or $125,000 or more (individual filers):||383|
What’s at Stake?
- $4.4 million in K-12 school funding for Columbia County’s 8,446 students.
- Coquille SD 8: $462,200 ($427.97 per student)
- Coos Bay SD 9: $1.76 million ($435.27 per student)
- North Bend SD 13: $1.26 million ($437.34 per student)
- Powers SD 31: $96,035 ($433.66 per student)
- Myrtle Point SD 41: $394,130 ($437.03 per student)
- Bandon SD 54: $421,730 ($445.97 per student)
- Southwestern Oregon Community College: If the measures fail, SOCC could be forced to raise tuition 9%, cap enrollment, suspend programs, and eliminate faculty positions as a result of a 5% reduction in Community College State Funding.
- Southwestern Oregon University Center, which could lose a proportional amount of the $64.5 million in cuts that Oregon’s public universities will be forced to make.
- The Shutter Creek Correctional Institution, which could be shuttered. The facility can house up to 260 inmates and currently employs 92 people.
- Coos County Courts, which could close one day a week
- A tax break for 3,428 unemployed people, who will receive a tax refund on the first $2,400 they received in unemployment benefits