The Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the $2 billion Student Success Act (HB 3427) in Spring 2019. This is an historic and much needed investment in K-12 schools. Beaverton could be able to access an estimated $34 million per year through a state application process.
School districts will be required to apply for funds. Districts must demonstrate engagement of the community in a needs assessment process prior to the application for funds. The needs assessment includes the District’s existing Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) and an expanded public engagement process with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
Districts are allowed four broad uses for the grant proposals:
Increasing instructional time
Addressing student health and safety needs
Increasing adults/decreasing class size
Expanding well-rounded learning opportunities.
Programs must also meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs and increase academic achievement as well as reduce disparities among student groups.
Phase I community engagement will seek input on what is working and what improvements are needed.
Your voice matters! We welcome your perspective and opinion. Take our BSD Needs Assessment Survey!
Additionally, there is a Community Conversation scheduled for Cedar Park: Thursday, 9/26 from 6:30- 8:30pm. Join the conversation surrounding what is and isn’t working in our schools!