Article in Willamette Week Discusses How SWCS & Ivy Charter Have Been Cut from Receiving City Art Tax Funds

On December 31, 2014, an article in the Willamette Week discussed how the city of Portland has cut Southwest Charter School and Ivy Charter School out of receiving arts-tax money.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Portland voters approved the city’s arts tax in 2012, a $35-per-adult tax that has raised $8.5 million this year, mostly to help pay for art and music teachers at public elementary schools in the city, including charter schools.

But Southwest Charter School and Ivy Charter School recently learned they won’t be getting arts-tax money any longer, even though both are public, lie within city limits and serve Portland students. City officials, citing a quirk in the measure’s text, have decided to send the schools’ collective $36,000 a year elsewhere.

Here’s a link to the complete article:

http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23751-brushed_aside.html

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