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School costs are increasing at a faster rate than revenues and are slowly disabling the Portland schools. Unless the present $33,427,442 tax base is updated to 1968 costs, Portland children will be deprived of needed education available to other children. At least $43,302,442 annually is required to reverse the trend and enable Portland schools to do an adequate job of education. $43,302,442 can be raised by an estimated maximum levy of only $13.28 per $1,000 of true cash value of taxable property, compared with an average $17.78 which surrounding school districts' taxpayers are now paying to operate their schools. Accordingly:

Shall the present $33,427,442 tax base of School District No. 1, Multnomah County, Oregon, be updated and reestablished for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1968 in the amount of $43,302,442, at an estimated maximum total levy of $13.28 per $1,000 of true cash value of taxable property?

Published in City Club of Portland Bulletin Vol. 48, No. 48

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