Measure # 58 is Revenue Neutral
Mark Schwebke, an opponent of Measure # 58 has stated it passage of the measure will cost Oregon schools over a half million dollars. That is not true. The truth is that Measure # 58 is revenue neutral.
Currently the state of Oregon sends each school district in Oregon about $5600 for each regular student that they have enrolled in their district each year. They send an additional $3000 extra per year for each ESL/ELL/LEP Bilingual Ed. student.
The Oregon Department of Education, (DOE), will not lose the $500 million dollars that they currently give to each school for ELL/ESL/etc programs. DOE will continue to allocate the funds to schools to fund English immersion programs or what ever else they deem necessary.
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