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If you ever wanted to thank a teacher or staff member for all their hard work and dedication to the students in our district, now is the time.  

Your HOT donation will go directly to hiring new teachers in the 2016-2017 school year and your honored teacher or staff member will receive a certificate and letter recognizing your donation to the foundation.  

Our goal is to fund three new teachers next year through our HOT and COUNT campaigns - $185,000 - this is very possible through the generosity of our communities.

Give the gift of teaching and honor a teacher today.



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Why do we need an education foundation?

  • When school funding was centralized in Salem in 1990, all Oregon school districts, including West Linn-Wilsonville, lost their ability to set their own budgets and became limited to the funds that the state allocates to them each year on a per student basis.
  • These state funds have been declining in the past 10 years.


Don’t we already pay taxes for our schools?

  • To supplement the state’s allocation, the voters of West Linn and Wilsonville have consistently passed local tax options to support their schools. Unfortunately, due to the declines in the recent real estate market, the revenues generated from these local tax options have decreased dramatically.
  • Decreased funding means that there are fewer teachers in our schools. The result is overcrowded classes for our children.

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Why donate to the Education Foundation?  Will my donation make a difference?

  • The Education Foundation is the only organization able to designate money specifically for classroom teaching positions.
  • All donations made to the Education Foundation are used to fund teaching positions to keep class sizes at effective teaching levels in every classroom within the district’s 15 schools.


Donating to the Education Foundation helps ensure that our children’s education here in West Linn and Wilsonville is not compromised by any political climate or downturn in the real estate market.


So please....