REDMOND, OR -- After touring the state and visiting rural and urban areas, state lawmakers heard from Oregonians about how to improve K-12 education. Lawmakers passed a one billion dollar year tax to fund K-12 education and the new Student Success Act. Redmond Superintendent Mike McIntosh says reducing class sizes is an important element of the bill. McIntosh says smaller class sizes give teachers a better opportunity to connect with and teach students one-on-one. McIntosh says other areas of focus of the Student Success Act are Student Safety and Student Health and Wellness.