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What Do Our Schools Need? Weigh In on Student Success Act
In spring 2019 the Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the Student Success Act (HB 3427) into law. The Student Success Act marks a turning point for education in Oregon. When fully implemented, our state will see an additional $1 billion investment in schools each year. This investment will provide new opportunities for every student in our state, particularly students who have been historically underserved.
The Student Success Act dedicates at least half of its funding to a newly established Student Investment Account that will be distributed as non-competitive grants to all Oregon school districts and eligible charter schools. Districts are allowed to invest these grant funds toward reducing class size, providing a well-rounded education, increasing instructional time, and addressing student health and safety.
Through the Student Investment Account, the Corvallis School District is expected to receive about $5 million per year starting with the 2020-21 school year to meet students’ mental and behavioral health needs, increase academic achievement, and reduce academic disparities for historically underserved students.
The district is seeking community input to inform the plan to invest these new funds. From early October through November 15, students, families, staff and community members will have an opportunity to provide feedback through an online survey. The survey will be available starting on October 4, 2019.
Community listening sessions will be facilitated by Superintendent Ryan Noss and Finance and Operations Director Olivia Meyers Buch. Participants will be able to learn more about the Student Success Act and share their thoughts about what student success looks likes in Corvallis schools.
- Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, at Lincoln Elementary School
- Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, at Linus Pauling Middle School
Childcare, light refreshments, and Spanish interpretation will be provided. Input will be used to develop a plan to best meet the needs of our students and our community.