OR governor proposes K - 12 education budget
Schools in Oregon may not have enough money to continue their current services if the governor's proposed budget goes into effect.
Governor John Kitzhaber allocated $6.15 billion for K - 12 education in his budget proposal for the 2013 - 2015 biennium.
According to the state's Quality Education Model, that amount is $200 million less than what is needed to continue current services at public schools.
District administrators in Hermiston say the budget may change as it goes through the state legislature.
They say it is too early to tell if any programs could be cut.
"We need to see some real numbers before we can make a determination. There's no reason to be pressing any panic button or any of that. We want to be able to just focus our efforts into education our students. December just started, we've got prime learning time ahead of us, and we deal with the here and now, what's happening. And we'll see what happens with the budget" said Jon Mishra, Hermiston School District.
The Hermiston School District expects to set its budget by June.