Stimulus Patches Part of Ore. Schools' Budget Gap
The math isn't so hard when it comes to the faculty of the Tigard-Tualatin school district.
This year, the district employs 640 teachers on a full-time equivalent basis. That's 56 fewer teachers than than a year ago. That's also 55 more teachers than the district would have had without the stimulus money provided by the federal government and dispensed by the state Legislature.
"We're really grateful for that federal funding," said Susan Stark Haydon, a spokeswoman for the suburban...
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