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Student Success Act

In spring 2019 the Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the Student Success Act (HB 3427) 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 of it going directly to school districts and eligible charter schools based on enrollment through the Student Investment Account. This is expected to provide about $12 million per year in new funding for Eugene School District 4J—about a 5% increase in the district’s general fund budget, starting with the 2020–21 school year.

Each school district must develop a plan for how to invest these funds to increase academic achievement, close gaps between groups of students and meet students’ mental and behavioral health needs.

Funds may be spent in four broad categories:

  • Increasing learning time
  • Addressing student health and safety needs
  • Reducing class size / increasing classroom staffing
  • Expanding well-rounded learning opportunities

Eugene School District 4J has invited staff, families and community members to engage in identifying needs, desired improvements, and potential investments to best support student success.

School districts will be required to apply for funds. The application process will include a District Needs Assessment to be developed with an expansive public engagement process with multiple and diverse stakeholders, and the district’s 4J Vision 20/20 Strategic Plan, which was developed with extensive community input.

 

Weigh In: Investments for Student Success

In November and December 2019, the district is seeking dialogue and feedback on potential investments to support student success. Please join us and share your thoughts: Community conversations are being held around the district and an online survey will be be posted after the community forums conclude.

Community Conversations
Childcare, light refreshments, and Spanish interpretation provided
• Wednesday, November 13, 7–8 p.m., Sheldon High School (RSVP or invite friends)
• Tuesday, November 19, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Churchill High School (RSVP or invite friends)
Spanish/español: Tuesday, November 19, 7–8 p.m., Churchill High School (RSVP or invite friends)
• Thursday, November 21, 7–8 p.m., North Eugene High School (RSVP or invite friends)
• Monday, November 25, 5:30–6:30 p.m., South Eugene High School (RSVP or invite friends)

Staff Forums
• Tuesday, November 12, 4:15 p.m., North Eugene High School (RSVP or invite friends)
• Wednesday, November 13, 4:15 p.m., Sheldon High School (RSVP or invite friends)

4J Survey: Student Success Act Investments for Success  
open Dec. 12, 2019–January 7, 2020 (invite friends to complete the survey)

 

Student Success Act timeline

Learn More:
Overview
Public Input
Documents
Timeline

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