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Student Success Act

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:

  1. Increasing instructional time
  2. Addressing student health and safety needs
  3. Increasing adults/decreasing class size
  4. 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 sought input on what is working and what improvements are needed.

La Legislatura de Oregon aprobó y el Gobernador firmó la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de $ 2 billones (HB 3427) en la primavera de 2019. Esta es una inversión histórica y muy necesaria en las escuelas K-12. El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton podría acceder a un estimado de $ 34 millones por año a través de un proceso de solicitud estatal.

Se requiere que los distritos escolares soliciten fondos y deben incluir a su comunidad en un proceso de evaluación de necesidades antes de la solicitud de fondos. Organizaremos una serie de conversaciones comunitarias para qué de su opinión sobre el Éxito Estudiantil, en varios lugares del BSD. Las escuelas también incluirán a sus comunidades en estas conversaciones durante septiembre y octubre.

Los distritos tienen cuatro usos generales para las propuestas de subvención:

  1. Incremento del tiempo de instrucción
  2. Abordar las necesidades de salud y la seguridad de los estudiantes.
  3. Aumento de adultos/disminución del tamaño de las clases
  4. Expandir las oportunidades de aprendizaje.
     

Los programas también deben de satisfacer las necesidades de salud mental y  de conducta de los estudiantes y aumentar el rendimiento académico, así como reducir las disparidades entre los grupos de estudiantes.

La fase I de participación comunitaria buscará aportes sobre lo que está funcionando y las mejoras que se necesitan.

Student Success Act Update January 2020

The District's work on the Student Success Act continues to move forward. More than 4,000 survey responses inclusive of individuals and group focus groups yielded substantial responses representing a wide range of community interests from students, staff, parents and the broader community. The responses were gathered through a broad engagement strategy that included email invitation, four community meetings, targeted meetings with groups of individuals (language specific families, student board representatives, school-based groups and empathy interviews with students and families (homeless, foster families, etc). 

Phase 1 community engagement analysis is now available (below). We will post all comments received once they have been reviewed for sensitive content such as staff or student names. 

In Phase 2, part 1, three expert convenings have been held with equity/community-based organizations, mental health experts and instructional experts. Participants reviewed the Phase 1 data and then engaged in a facilitated protocol to dig deep into the root cause of four areas of concern. The results from these convenings will now help the planning team form a draft investment proposal. Phase 2, part 2 will be the next step in seeking feedback from representative demographic groups such as students, teachers, principals, multilingual families, special education families, etc.) 

The final draft will then be presented to the community for additional feedback. The investment plan will be presented to Superintendent Don Grotting and the School Board for final adoption before the April 15, 2020 deadline for the Beaverton plan to be received by the Oregon Dept. of Education. 


beaverton school district's student success act survey analysis

*If you need an accessible copy of this document, please contact the Communications & Community Involvement Department at (503) 356-4360. 
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Please visit the Oregon Department of Education's Student Success Act webpage for more information.