OEA members successfully helped pass the historic Student Success Act, adding $1 billion per year to Oregon schools.
Through our collective action, OEA members helped pass the Student Success Act, which aims to correct three decades of underinvestment in our schools Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3427, the Student Success Act, into law on May 20, 2019. This law includes sweeping provisions for new and improved services for children and families, including additional instructional time, providing mental and behavioral health supports, reducing class size, implementing a more well-rounded education, fully funding High School Success (Measure 98), school safety improvements and more.
Read more about the journey to pass the Student Success Act in our Spring 2019 issue of Today's OEA magazine.
Rooted in equity, authentic engagement, and shared accountability for student success
The law requires school districts to build on the strengths and assets of young people, educators, families across the state, including members of the nine federally recognized tribes; students of color; students with disabilities; emerging bilingual students; and students navigating poverty, homelessness, and foster care.
We can finally invest in an education system that will ensure every single student in our state is on a path to realizing their dreams for the future. What we have come together to do over the past few months will be felt by students, teachers and schools for years to come.Governor Kate Brown — July 1, 2019
Your Input Matters
The Student Success Act mandates that school districts listen to the input of all school employees, and students and parents of specific student groups. Contact your local leaders to share your feedback about your District's implementation plan.
Three Things You Can Do
- Read your district’s Continuous Improvement Plan, which should be posted on the district website or available by request from your district office.
- Participate in local engagement opportunities through your local association or district.
- Attend a school board meeting. Districts are required to give a presentation on their SSA investment and get board approval. Meetings will happen this spring!
Find Student Success Act resources here: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/StudentSuccess/Pages/default.aspx.