About the Levy
Teachers, educational assistants, and staff are the backbone of our schools and extracurricular programs are vital to the growth and development of Hood River County School District students.
Oregon schools are chronically underfunded from the State of Oregon and Hood River County School District is no exception.
Since 2004, Hood River County voters have supported our schools with a Local Option Levy, which provides additional and supplemental funding to our school district to keep class sizes low, maintain teaching positions, extracurricular activities, and academic enrichment programs.
How would the Levy help with this anticipated budget shortfall?
The proposed Levy would raise $3.4 million annually and if passed would retain approximately 35 educational positions to:
- Keep classes sizes low
- Support extracurricular athletics; music, theater and arts programs
- Maintain popular electives like engineering, robotics, agriculture, dual language, and physical education
- Support Career and Technical Education and Advanced Placement courses