Our state is providing a historic opportunity for Oregon schools with the StudentSuccess Act. This new law signals a critical and important focus on rural communities, students of color and other student groups who have been historically under served.
Signed into law in May of 2019, the StudentSuccess Act is a game-changer for our schools. When fully implemented this act will invest approximately $2 billion for early learning and K-12 education, and close to $500 million will go directly to Oregon school districts and eligible charter schools through the Student Investment Account. This account is a non-competitive grant. The focus of the Student Investment Account is on key areas for improvement – from reducing class size, increasing instructional time, addressing health and safety needs and ensuring a well-rounded education.
In order to apply for these funds, our district is required to meaningfully engage stakeholders – particularly students and families from under served communities and staff.
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