School districts are not directly affected by TIF. Under Oregon's school funding law, the Oregon Department of Education combines property tax revenues with State School Fund revenues to achieve per-student funding targets. Under this system, property taxes foregone due to the use of tax increment financing are replaced with State School Fund revenues, as determined by the state funding formula. While TIF statewide has an impact on the amount of funding in the State School Fund, the legislature can re-allocate other funding sources to the State School Fund.
In theory, a successful urban renewal area will result in more income taxes resulting from job creation and increased property taxes than might have occurred without urban renewal, resulting in more net tax dollars for school funding in the long term.