At the November 4, 2014 election, Eugene residents will vote on a measure to maintain critical support for Eugene 4J schools. The Eugene 4J local option levy — Measure 20-222 — is not a tax increase, but a vote to continue our current 4J local option levy at the same tax rate for another 5 years.
The local option levy will help 4J’s schools provide the educational opportunities our students need to be ready for jobs in the future. Excellent public schools play a critical role in the success of children and in the economic viability of a community.
Most decisions about school funding are made at the state level. The local option levy is our chance to do a little more for our Eugene 4J students, without increasing taxes.