House Bill 4158: School Levy PPS Teacher Renewal

HB 4158 establishes the Home and Small Center Child Care Fund, expanding child care capacity for home-based providers, small centers and rural areas.

Associated Bills:

HB 4158

In 2019, Portland voters approved the Portland Public Schools (PPS) property tax levy to support PPS schools for five years. This renewed tax will provide funding — though not enough to resolve the $30 million budget shortfall — to support approximately 660 teachers and classroom support staff annually over the next five years.

What it will do for our communities: 

In support of our families and students, this continued tax would fund teachers and their classrooms, increasing teacher availability and other, non-classroom resources that communities rely on.