State Sen. Joan Dukes has been elected vice chairwoman of a new legislative task force on school funding.

Dukes will help lead the Joint Task Force on Revenue Options, School Funding and Accountability, which is charged with reviewing as many options to the state's school funding problem as possible, including revenue, cost containment, and accountability. It will make recommendations to the Legislature that provide a stable fiscal environment for Oregon schools for the next 10 to 20 years.