Impact of Measure 66 and Measure 67 on Klamath County
By the Numbers
|Children in public schools:||10,094|
|People on the Oregon Health Plan:||9,238|
|Seniors and people with disabilities receiving long-term care (in-home, assisted living, nursing homes):||468|
|People who received an initial unemployment check in 2009:||3,921|
|Released criminal offenders under supervision:||280|
|Tax filers who make $250,000 or more (households) or $125,000 or more (individual filers):||348|
What’s at Stake?
- $5.6 million in K-12 school funding for Klamath County’s 11,136 students — on average, $438.47 per student.
- Klamath Falls City Schools: $2.08 million
- Klamath County SD: $3.52 million
- Klamath Community College: If the measures fail, KCC could be forced to raise tuition 9%, cap enrollment, reduce days, and eliminate faculty positions as a result of a 5% reduction in Community College State Funding.
- Oregon Institute of Technology could lose $1.96 million, resulting in higher tuition, staff and faculty layoffs, and program reductions.
- Klamath County Courts, which could close one day a week
- A tax break for 3,921 unemployed people, who will receive a tax refund on the first $2,400 they received in unemployment benefits