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As with passing of measure 5, I saw my property taxes at first being reduced. But over the years I have seen my property taxes increase with inflated county assessments and passing of school bonds that we were promised would be paid by Salem equally among all state schools districts.
So why is Multnomah school districts asking the homeowners yet again, to pass another bond for building repairs while the governor is asking Salem to pay rural school districts repairs out general funds? Why do the Multnomah homeowners have to pay higher property taxes and then pay into the general fund while rural school districts won’t ask their own local communities to foot the school repair bills?
So now I would ask the one question that no one’s in Salem wants to talk about, the ever growing school population? In the past we could offer free education to anyone born here, but can we keep doing this with a limited amount of resources available? As it is, class sizes have grown to a point that makes it difficult for teachers to teach and students to learn as test scores have proven!
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