Commissioners approve funds for schools



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Commissioners Wednesday morning approved $2 million for Klamath County School District and $1.5 million for Klamath Falls City Schools in a meeting at the Government Center. The money will come from the Secure Rural Schools fund, known commonly as the road fund.

Both Klamath Falls City Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Hillyer and Klamath County School District Superintendent Greg Thede to present proposals on how granted finances will be used.

For KFCS, its aging buildings were Dr. Hillyer’s top priority.

Audio: KFCS Superintendent Dr. Paul Hillyer

Dr. Hillyer informed the commissioners that the district didn’t initially have a specific amount request. Following a discussion, he provided the $1.5 million figure, which was granted.

So was the $2 million amount sought by KCSD, which Thede says will go first to the district’s upkeep.

Audio: KCSD Superintendent Greg Thede

More available Thursday morning at 7 a.m. on Viewing the Basin on Newstalk 1150 KAGO.

Photo: Commissioners Dennis Linthicum (left) and Al Switzer (right) hear proposals at Wednesday’s meeting