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Oct 17, 2013

Support our strong Lake Oswego schools

Category: General
Posted by: admin

I graduated from Lake Oswego High School the year Measure 5 passed and moved back to Lake Oswego to provide my four children an excellent education. Despite Oregon’s funding challenges — one thing has remained consistent — Lake Oswego residents support our local schools. We have always understood the fundamental connection between our property values and the strength of our education system.

Working at Portland Community College, I see firsthand the impact of quality education at elementary and secondary levels and the desire of local businesses to have students prepared to thrive and compete in a global economy.

Here are two things you can do to help. First, please get your blue or black pen, find your favorite writing nook and fill in the yes box in support of the Lake Oswego school levy. Mail or drop off your ballot.

This doesn’t raise taxes, but provides critical funding for our children and maintains the strength of our community. Second, volunteer — we need folks willing to get the word out, plant a lawn sign and talk with neighbors about the importance of this vote. Information here:

Rob Wagner

Director of government relations, Portland Community College

Lake Oswego

Young girl at assembly