Impact of Measure 66 and Measure 67 on Polk County
By the Numbers
|Children in public schools:||6,763|
|People on the Oregon Health Plan:||8,399|
|Seniors and people with disabilities receiving long-term care (in-home, assisted living, nursing homes):||617|
|People who received an initial unemployment check in 2009:||3,258|
|Released criminal offenders under supervision:||183|
|Tax filers who make $250,000 or more (households) or $125,000 or more (individual filers):||468|
What’s at Stake?
- $13.3 million in K-12 school funding for Polk County’s 6,763 students
- Dallas SD2: $1.62 million
- Central SD 13J: $1.61 million
- Perrydale SD 21: $185,085
- Falls City SD 21: $109,430
- Western Oregon University could lose $1.86 million, resulting in higher tuition, staff and faculty layoffs, and program reductions.
- Chemeketa Community College: If the measures fail, CCC 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.
- Polk County Courts, which could close one day a week
- A tax break for 3,258 unemployed people, who will receive a tax refund on the first $2,400 they received in unemployment benefits