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West Linn - Wilsonville Education Foundation

It is time to be counted and invest in the success of our children.  The West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation Count me in campaign has begun!
 
The goal of Count me in is simple: Raise dollars to fund additional teaching positions and help keep our schools the best in Oregon.
 
Your donation directly impacts the following:
 - Help fund additional teaching positions for the 2014-2015 school year
 - Help maintain effective class sizes in all of our schools
 
Last year, your donations helped fund a portion of 24 additional teaching positions.  This gives our school district the ability to add teachers, enables the district to keep teachers where they are and maintain class sizes that are effective for the learning of every child.
 
To make sure you are counted in with your tax-deductible donation simply click here!
 
If you'd like to volunteer, hang a poster or post a lawn sign, please email us and we would be happy to deliver materials to you. 
 
We hope we can COUNT you in!  Thank you for investing in children.
 
The West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation 
 

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.

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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....

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