Impact of Measure 66 and Measure 67 on Jackson County
By the Numbers
|Children in public schools:||28,367|
|People on the Oregon Health Plan:||23,480|
|Seniors and people with disabilities receiving long-term care (in-home, assisted living, nursing homes):||1,408|
|People who received an initial unemployment check in 2009:||12,704|
|Released criminal offenders under supervision:||684|
|Tax filers who make $250,000 or more (households) or $125,000 or more (individual filers):||1,728|
What’s at Stake?
- $14.18 million in K-12 school funding for Jackson County’s 28,367 students.
- Phoenix-Talent SD 4: $1.46 million ($435.68 per student)
- Ashland SD 5: $1.4 million ($438.96 per student)
- Central Point SD 6: $2.25 million ($430.31 per student)
- Eagle Point SD 9: $2.16 million ($430.38 per student)
- Rogue River SD 35: $515,830 ($433.30 per student)
- Prospect SD 59: $126,590 ($432.50 per student)
- Butte Falls SD 91: $132,014 ($435.08 per student)
- Pinehurst SD 94: $27,245 ($444.29 per student)
- Medford SD 549C: $6.1 million ($433.97 per student)
- Rogue Community College: If the measures fail, RCC could lose at least $1 million, forcing it to raise tuition 9%, cap enrollment, suspend programs, and eliminate faculty positions as a result of a 5% reduction in Community College State Funding.
- Southern Oregon University could lose $1.71 million, resulting in higher tuition, staff and faculty layoffs, and program reductions.
- Jackson County Courts, which could close one day a week
- A tax break for 12,704 unemployed people, who will receive a tax refund on the first $2,400 they received in unemployment benefits