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Outdoor school proposal gains enough signatures for ballot

Associated Press

BEND, Ore. – A campaign to permanently fund outdoor school in Oregon has gathered 130,000 signatures.

The Bulletin of Bend reports (http://bit.ly/29nyHxr ) that the Save the Outdoor School for all campaign began in January with a goal of collecting 120,000 signatures to exceed the 87,213 signatures needed to qualify for a ballot spot. If the measure makes the November ballot, it will ask voters to approve permanent funding so that fifth and sixth graders can attend outdoor school.

The campaign proposes suing lottery proceeds to fund the program.

Outdoor school is a program for fifth and sixth graders to learn science and outdoor recreation.

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