Another article giving example that our schools are well funded, except the districts are just not getting a good investment for their money. Typical government bureaucracy.
Why then, should anyone fight to give school districts more money when they have a proven record of mishandling the funding?
The political elite of the county are going to hand the school districts the money from the property taxes that the LNG facility should have paid or at least half the money according to the Community Enhancement Plan. The money from those taxes should go to other taxing districts, like the Coos Bay Fire Department, and the County itself or revert back to the taxpayer. The county pays for the sheriff department and several other essential services. The South Coast Community Foundation is going to use the property taxes like a slush fund for the school districts and performance will not be part of the criteria. Also, private schools will not qualify for this funding, even though the private schools have a better record of educating children with much less money than what the public schools use per student.
Coquille, Myrtle Point school districts are both mentioned.
Six rural Oregon school districts among worst in nation at getting educational bang for buck
All six Oregon school districts spend a lot per pupil yet produce abysmal reading and math achievement, according to the study by the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank. The study takes into account how many low-income, special education and limited English students a district serves as well as the local cost-of-living.
It found that Jefferson County, Vernonia, Dayton, Coquille, Myrtle Point and Central Linn all spent a lot of money per student in 2010-11 compared with other Oregon districts -- yet got bottom-tier reading and math results, even when taking their high poverty levels and rates of special education and limited English students into account.
Jefferson County, for example, spent about $11,700 per student that year, third highest among the 113 Oregon districts studied. Myrtle Point and Vernonia also spent more than $11,000 per student, compared with less than $8,800 per student in Hillsboro, Beaverton, Gladstone and North Clackamas.
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