Bill lets Ore. school districts leave regional ESD

SALEM, Ore. (AP) The Oregon Legislature has voted to allow all school districts to withdraw from regional educational service districts.

The House passed the measure 57-1 on Monday, sending it to Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Education service districts provide centralized administrative, technical and special education services for multiple school districts. Lawmakers voted in 2011 to allow a limited group of school districts to leave their service district. This year's measure would allow any district to do so.

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