Scott Herron does not understand the problem – Oregon has a fertility rate of 1.39 and a net out migration in recent years. No amount of school funding will magically create more kids.

One thousand one hundred students have left the Tigard-Tualatin School District since 2019. Herron says fewer students creates a domino effect, starting with a shrinking pool of school funding.

If you underfund education, if you make larger class sizes, if you make it harder on teachers and you have fewer teachers, you’re not going to get those students back in school,” he said.

Source: Oregon school districts face staff cuts with state’s budget proposal | KATU