Impact of Measure 66 and Measure 67 on Umatilla County
By the Numbers
|Children in public schools:||13,551|
|People on the Oregon Health Plan:||10,254|
|Seniors and people with disabilities receiving long-term care (in-home, assisted living, nursing homes):||672|
|People who received an initial unemployment check in 2009:||3,465|
|Released criminal offenders under supervision:||266|
|Tax filers who make $250,000 or more (households) or $125,000 or more (individual filers):||288|
What’s at Stake?
- $7.14 million in K-12 school funding for Umatilla County’s 13,551 students.
- Helix SD 1: $121,310 ($438.07 per student)
- Pilot Rock SD 2: $220,660 ($434.48 per student)
- Echo SD 5: $164,640 ($430.57 per student)
- Umatilla SD 6R: $750,810 ($430.28 per student)
- Milton-Freewater Unified SD 7: $1.07 million ($434.21 per student)
- Hermiston SD 8: $2.47 million ($432.31 per student)
- Pendleton SD 16: $1.65 million ($440.89 per student)
- Athena-Weston SD 29RJ: $312,025 ($437.08 per student)
- Stanfield SD 61: $332,710 ($425.49 per student)
- Ukiah SD 80: $53,750 ($428.77 per student)
- Blue Mountain Community College: If the measures fail, BMCC 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.
- Eastern Oregon University could lose $1.67 million, resulting in higher tuition, staff and faculty layoffs, and program reductions.
- Reduced services at the Blue Mountain Recovery Center, which could lead to layoffs and a decrease in the number of patients that the facility will be able to serve.
- Umatilla County Courts, which could close one day a week
- A tax break for 3,465 unemployed people, who will receive a tax refund on the first $2,400 they received in unemployment benefits