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Campaign Officially Launched For 4J Levy


A campaign to renew the 4J Levy kicked off today in Eugene.  Supporters say it contributes 9 percent of the 4J School District’s budget, which this year comes to $17 million.

Anne Marie Levis is a 4J Board Member and Levy Co-chair. She says this isn’t the same thing as the 4J bond that got passed last November.

“Bonds help us build buildings," says Levis. "Though the buildings that we have, we don’t get any money for in general funds, so…the bonds are a way for us to build buildings and do needed repairs.

"The levy is really for school operations.  For teachers, for class sizes, for counselors, for instructional assistance.”

The local option levy will be decided in a May election.  Property taxes are expected to stay the same if it’s renewed.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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