School districts in Oregon's fire-ravaged communities hope lawmakers pass bill to protect funding

Many people had to leave their homes during the devastating fires in 2020. Some kids also had to leave school districts. Fewer students enrolled means fewer dollars.

MILL CITY, Ore. — School districts in communities that were ravaged by last year’s fires in Oregon are finding themselves in an uncomfortable spot financially. Legislation that would have protected school funding didn’t pass.

In Oregon, each student in a school district brings a certain amount of money.

When fires tore through the state in September 2020, it forced people out of their homes and in some cases out of their school districts.

Todd Miller is the superintendent

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