Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3427, the Student Success Act, into law on May 20, 2019. This law aims to correct three decades of under-investment in our schools and our children and includes sweeping provisions for new and improved services for children and families.
It carries significant investments in early learning, existing programs and new efforts to bring Oregon within reach of funding schools at the Quality Education Model level for the first time since the inception of the Quality Education Commission in 2001. This could include adding instructional time, providing mental and behavioral health supports, reducing class size, implementing a more well-rounded education, fully funding High School Success (Measure 98), school safety improvements and more.
- Student Investment Account (website)
- SIA Guidance Document (from ODE)
- Student Investment Account Guidance (from ODE)
- Charter Schools (website)
- Guidance on Participating with Charter Schools (from ODE)
- Student Investment Account Application Planning Guideline (from LBL ESD)
Suggested Timeline for Application Process (Deadline is April 15, 2020)
Continue and complete planning processes while drafting each part of the SIA Application. Negotiate agreements with any charter schools invited to participate in the district’s SIA application
- Review community engagement feedback;
- Convene an inclusive group to assist with making meaning of the data.
- Identify themes, patterns, strengths, challenges and gaps resulting from your data.
- Review disaggregated data/achievement data.
- Organize and group input to attend to students’ mental & behavioral health; increasing academic achievement and reducing disparities
- Determine what additional input is needed to ensure themes are representative of community.
- Use the themes to begin SIA application (starting with strategies and leading into activities and investments).
- Determine where gaps/challenges exist for focal student populations.
- Apply an Equity Lens/Tool when examining the disaggregated data.
- Review the recommendations of Oregon’s Quality Education Commission.
February – April
Provide an opportunity for public review and comments on your plan, budget, and application. Obtain school board approval of grant application and agreements with charter schools if applicable. Prepare Application for submission
- Clarify your outcomes.
- Develop strategies that support your district in generating the changes you wish to see.
- Continue clarifying your outcomes, strategies and investments.
- Define priorities to focus on for the next 3 years.
- Identify and name the specific activities and investments that you believe will advance your strategies and priorities.
- Provide opportunity for public review and comment on your SIA plan, budget and application.
- Obtain school board approval of grant application.
Submit complete application to ODE during application window (March 2 – April 15, 2020)