“Oregon Rising” survey results are in
Posted on 10/03/2016

Last spring, the superintendent and several students from the McMinnville School District were featured in a video that launched an outreach project intended to collect opinions from Oregonians what they want for their children and their schools. Called “Oregon Rising,” the project asked residents to dream big and to share those dreams in a survey.

The survey was shared in staff and PTA meetings at every school in the district as well as in community meetings like the McMinnville Education Foundation, the Lion’s Club, the Chamber of Commerce, McMinnville Leadership Council, the Early Learning Council and more.

Those voices, added to others across the state, resulted in 10,894 responses from Oregonians. 

The top five priorities identified in the survey are:

  1. More and better supported teachers/staff in order to reduce class sizes and provide the individual support students need. 
  2. More program offerings so that students receive a well-rounded education that includes electives, athletics and art.
  3. Up-to-date resources for learning, including technology and curriculum.
  4. More instruction time for students.
  5. Support for physical and mental health, including meals, counseling and safe buildings.

The information, which will be shared with legislators, will be shaped into a vision and plan for education in Oregon.   

Click to read about the
results and to see the videos (scroll down page for videos).