Eugene teachers rally for fully-funded schools

Educators said state lawmakers proposed an $8.87 billion budget for 2019 through 2021.

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 11:35 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 11:57 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Educators from the 4J School District, Lane Community College and Bethel School District were out in Eugene on Wednesday taking a stand for education funding not only here in Eugene, but across the state.

Educators said state lawmakers proposed an $8.87 billion budget for 2019 through 2021.

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That's about $260 million less than the Oregon Association of Schools business officials said is needed to properly fund education in Oregon according to Tad Shannon, President of the Eugene Education Association.

"Especially people who don't have kids in schools may not be aware in how far we've slipped in terms of the services we provide students," Shannon said.

These educators said they will continue to hold public demonstrations and work to educate the public in preparation for a state-wide movement planned for May 8th.

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