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Schools developing plans for SSA funds

Supt. Tom Yahraes told the School Board Monday that district staff will use the findings from a community survey and the district’s data to develop a plan to spend some $1.7 million in additional funding expected next school year.

The funding is derived from a new tax on Oregon businesses that have gross annual revenues of more than $1 million, part of the Student Success Act approved last year by the state legislature. The district’s portion of those revenues is called the Student Investment Account.

Late last year, the district offered a survey to the community, staff and parents, a...