The Student Success Act marks a turning point for education in Oregon. When fully implemented our state will see an additional $1 billion investment each year. This investment will provide new opportunities for every student in our state, particularly students who have been historically underserved.
Help Guide the Conversation and Plan
Participate in our next online survey and conversation, starting on January 27, 2020.
Timeline of Community Engagement in Oregon City
- March 12, 2019 – Online Forum
- How would you change schools?
- April 22, 2019 – Board Work Session | Review community survey data and provided feedback
- May 23, 2019 – Portrait of a Graduate Design Team | 30 students, staff, parents & community members meet to begin developing a Portrait of a Graduate
- June 4, 2019 – Portrait of a Graduate Design Team | Reviewed Portrait of a Graduate draft and provide feedback
- August 26, 2019 – Board Work Session | Introduce new board members to Portrait of a Graduate process and community feedback
- September 17, 2019 – Design Team Subgroup | Create current Portrait of a Graduate draft
- October 19-October 31, 2019 – Online Forum
- We want all students to be collaborative, creative & perseverant. What are we doing well and what do we need to improve to achieve this goal in our schools?
- October 22-January 30, 2019 – Selected Focus Groups | Including representatives of populations who have historically experienced academic disparities.
- November 1, 2019 – Submit Continuous Improvement Plan to Oregon Department of Education
- January 27, 2020 – School Board Work Session | Needs Assessment/Initial Priorities for Student Investment Account Plan
- January 27-February 10, 2020 – Second Online Forum
- What Should the district prioritize in its Student Investment Account Plan?
- February 10, 2020 – School Board Work Session | Review online forum feedback on Student Investment Account
- February 24, 2020 – School Board Work Session | Student Investment Account Draft Plan
- March 2, 2020 – Post Student Investment Account Plan Draft Plan on District Website
- March 9, 2020 – School Board Meeting | Student Investment Account Plan — Discussion Item/Public Comment
- March 16, 2020 – School Board Meeting | Student Investment Account Plan — Action Item/Public Comment
- March 31, 2020 – Submit Student Investment Account Application to Oregon Department of Education
How the Student Success Act Invests in our Students
- At least 50% in the Student Investment Account
- At least 20% in Early Learning Account
- At least 30% in Statewide Eduction Initiatives
Rooted in equity, authentic, community engagement, and shared accountability for student success. The law requires school districts to build on the strengths and assets of young people, educators, families across the state, including members of the nine federally recognized tribes; students of color; students with disabilities; emerging bilingual students; and students navigating poverty, homelessness, and foster care.
Student Investment Account
Close to $500 million in non-competitive grant money for all Oregon districts and eligible charter schools.
New money has two purposes:
1. Meet students' mental and behavioral health needs.
2. Increase academic achievement and reduce academic disparities for:
- Students of color;
- Students with disabilities;
- Emerging bilingual students;
- Students navigating poverty, homelessness, and foster care.
Five 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.
- Class Size
- Well-Rounded Education
- Instructional Time
- Health and Safety