In spring 2019 the Oregon Legislature passed the Student Success Act (HB 3427), and the Governor signed it into law. This is a historic and much needed investment in K–12 schools.
The Student Success Act is expected to provide about $1 billion per year in additional funding for public schools and early learning in Oregon. About half will go directly to school districts based on enrollment. By the end of October we should have an estimate of how much funding this will provide for Gladstone schools starting in the 2020–21 school year.
Student Success Act funds must be invested to meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs, increase academic achievement, and reduce achievement disparities between groups. Funds may be spent in four categories:
• Increasing learning time
• Addressing student health and safety needs
• Reducing class size / increasing classroom staffing
• Expanding well-rounded learning opportunities
School districts will be required to apply for funds. The application process will include a District Needs Assessment to be developed through an expansive public engagement process with a diversity of stakeholders, the district’s Healthy Teens survey, staff input, and data analysis.
Family engagement in Student Success Act planning will seek input on what is working well and what programs, supports, or changes are needed in our schools.
We welcome your perspective and opinion. Students, families, staff, and community members are invited to take 10–15 minutes to complete our survey.
Gladstone Needs Assessment Survey
Families are also invited to attend a small group discussion to share their views, with different events scheduled for several groups.
Childcare, a light supper, and interpretation will be provided.Each event runs 6 to 8 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP the number attending and the number in childcare to email@example.com
• September 24: GCCF families & parents of children 5 and under [at GCCF]
• September 26: GHS parents [in the GHS Demo Room]
• September 30: John Wetten parents [in the JWE cafeteria]
• October 3: English Learner and Latino families [in the JWE cafeteria]
• October 10: Parents of students with disabilities [in the Kraxberger library]
• October 17: Kraxberger parents [in the Kraxberger library]
• October 21: Black/African American parents and students [in the Kraxberger library]
• October 23: Asian and Pacific Islander parents and students [in the Kraxberger library]
• October 24: Multi-Racial parents and students [in the Kraxberger library]