What is the Student Success Act?
Signed into law in May of 2019, the Student Success 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
WHAT IS THE STUDENT INVESTMENT ACCOUNT?
Close to $500 million in non-competitive grant money for all Oregon school districts and eligible charter schools.
New money has two purposes:
- Meet students’ mental and behavioral health needs.
- Increase academic achievement and reduce academic disparities for
- Students of color;
- Students with disabilities;
- Emerging bilingual students; and
- Students navigating poverty, homelessness, and foster care; and other students that have historically experienced disparities in our schools.
What are the 5 Areas for Input?
- Reducing academic disparities (gaps between outcomes for different student groups)
- Meeting students’ mental and behavioral health needs
- Providing access to academic courses
- Allowing teachers and staff sufficient time to collaborate, review data and develop strategies to help students stay on track to graduate
- Establishing and strengthening partnerships