EDUCATION EXTRA BRIEFLY.Byline: The Register-Guard
Boards of education voice opposition to 2 measures
Ninety school, education service district and community college boards from 32 of Oregon's 36 counties have gone on record opposing ballot measures 41 and 48, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a survey by the Oregon School Boards Association, which also opposes the measures.
Measure 41 would allow tax deductions Tax deduction
An expense that a taxpayer is allowed to deduct from taxable income.
See deduction. equal to the federal exemption to be substituted for the state exemption credit, while Measure 48 would limit state spending increases to the percent of population increase plus inflation each biennium bi·en·ni·um
n. pl. bi·en·ni·ums or bi·en·ni·a
A two-year period.
[Latin : bi-, two; see bi-1 + annus, year; see at- . Opponents believe revenue losses from the two measures would require staffing and program cuts to schools and other state services.
Local boards that have passed resolutions include Eugene, Springfield, Bethel Bethel, in the Bible
Bethel (bĕth`əl) [Heb.,=house of God].
1 Ancient city of central Palestine, the modern Baytin, the West Bank, N of Jerusalem. , Creswell, Crow-Applegate-Lorane, Fern Ridge, Junction City Junction City, city (1990 pop. 20,604), seat of Geary co., NE Kans., at the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill rivers; inc. 1859. The rail, trade, and processing center of an agricultural and dairy area, it grew as the supply point for nearby Fort Riley, , Mapleton, Marcola, Oakridge, Pleasant Hill, Siuslaw, South Lane, Lane Education Service District and Lane Community College.
New partnership forms
to help with financial aid
The Oregon Student Assistance Commission The Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC), established by the Oregon Legislature in 1959, is primarily charged with administering student financial aid programs, and through its Office of Degree Authorization, authorizing and regulating the granting of degrees by institutions and Educational Credit Management Corporation have formed a partnership to provide financial aid information and the OSAC OSAC Overseas Security Advisory Council (US State Department)
OSAC Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils
OSAC Overseas Schools Advisory Council
OSAC Operational Support Airlift Command (United States Army) universal scholarship application to Oregon high schools, colleges and community organizations.
ECMC's Opportunities booklet addresses college financial aid from both a national and local perspective, and OSAC's Scholarship Application booklet includes a catalog of more than 340 different scholarship programs for which Oregon students might apply, using a single attached application form.
High schools, colleges and community organizations should have received packets with sample copies. The OSAC Web site, www.osac.state.or.us, also has a link for ordering copies of the financial aid publications.
The OSAC application is available two months earlier than usual to encourage students to begin their applications earlier.
Fern Ridge division honors safety of its bus drivers
Laidlaw Education Services' Fern Ridge branch celebrated a banner safety year during National School Bus Safety Week last month. The branch honored employees with a recognition ceremony to acknowledge their performance and commitment to safely transporting students accident-free over the past year.
To encourage bus safety among young students, Laidlaw offers a free coloring book to download from its Web site at www.laidlawschoolbus.com.
Laidlaw Transit Inc. is North America's largest provider of student transportation services, operating in 37 states and six Canadian provinces Noun 1. Canadian province - Canada is divided into 12 provinces for administrative purposes
province, state - the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south" .