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What Do Our Schools Need? Weigh In on Student Success Act

Community input will help develop $12–13 million investment plan

Share Your Voice: Online Survey

New funding is coming to Oregon schools, and we want to hear from you about how to best support student success.

This spring the Oregon Legislature and Governor approved the Student Success Act (HB 3427). This is a historic and much needed investment in K–12 schools. Eugene School District 4J is expected to receive about $12–13 million per year starting with the 2020–21 school year—about 5% of the district’s general fund budget—to increase academic achievement for all students, reduce disparities among student groups, and meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs.

Eugene School District 4J is seeking community input to inform the plan to invest these new funds. Student Success Act funds may be spent in four broad categories: increasing learning time, addressing student health and safety needs, reducing class size / increasing classroom staffing, and expanding well-rounded learning opportunities.

First, in September, the district is seeking input on what is working well and what improvements are needed in our schools. In a second phase, in November, the district will seek input on potential investments to support student success.

Please join us to talk about what student success looks like in our schools. What is going well in 4J schools? What are the challenges you’ve experienced? What areas, services and programs could we improve? Students, families, staff and community members are invited to take 10–15 minutes to complete the 4J Needs Assessment Survey, and/or take an hour to join a community conversation. Your voice matters!

4J Needs Assessment Survey 
August 29–September 27
Available online in English and Spanish

Community Conversations
Childcare, light refreshments, and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
• Wednesday, September 25, 7–8 p.m., at Arts & Technology Academy
• Thursday, September 26, 5:30–6:30 p.m., at North Eugene High School
Spanish/Español: Thursday, September 26, 7–8 p.m., at River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School (location change)

Staff Forums
• Thursday, September 12, 4:15 p.m., at North Eugene High School
• Tuesday, September 17, 4:15 p.m., at Arts & Technology Academy
Special Education Staff: Thursday, September 19, 4:15 p.m., Howard Elementary School

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