Portland's school budget isn't looking good for next year

Portland's school budget isn't looking good for next year
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland public schools are bound for another budget battle this year.

A budget forecast presented to the school board Monday evening is grim.

Based on the governor's statewide school budget for the next two years, Portland Public Schools will be $22 million in the hole next year. That's with reform to state retirement benefits. Without the benefit reform, that number could leap to $32 million over budget.

The school district said $32 million is the equivalent of 330 teaching jobs.