Student Success Act

What is the Student Success Act?

In the spring of 2019, state leaders passed HB 3427, known as the Student Success Act (SSA), which will increase revenue for K-12 schools by $1B each year.

The revenue will be divided into three accounts: Early Learning, Statewide Initiatives and Student Investment. 

The Student Investment Account (SIA) intends to meet students’ mental and behavioral health needs and 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 who have historically experienced disparities in Oregon schools.

Part of the application process includes seeking input from local stakeholders including school staff, students, parents, and community members that will represent the district’s student body and their diverse needs.

The SIA process outlines five areas for input that will help form a local needs assessment. These areas include:

1. Reducing academic disparities;
2. Meeting students’ mental or behavioral health needs;
3. Providing access to academic courses;
4. Allowing teachers and staff sufficient time to collaborate, review data and develop strategies to help students stay on track to graduate;
5. Establishing and strengthening partnerships.

Using the local needs assessment, each Oregon school district will apply for funds from the Student Investment Account, with funding available in four key areas:

1.  Increased instructional time
2.  Student health and safety
3.  Class size reduction
4.  Well-rounded learning opportunities

Beginning in September 2019, the McMinnville School District has been collecting input through an online survey, a community listening session held on October 22, and a number of smaller listening sessions with staff, parents and students.

In November, the district began working on the Continuous Improvement Plan, which is part of the SIA process. Click here to read the plan. 

Click here for a quick overview of the district’s progress in navigating the Student Success Act.

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