Salem-Keizer Public Schools is slated to receive more than $35 million from the Student Success Act. Annually, this Student Investment Account can only be used to meet students’ mental or behavioral health needs, and increase academic achievement for students while reducing academic disparities.
The district is holding community forums to seek input.
In the video below, Superintendent Christy Perry and Yadira Juarez from the Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality provide an overview of the Student Investment Account and invite you to provide feedback on how to prioritize funding in our schools.
To lead the work around the Student Success Act funds, the district convened a Student Investment Account task force made up of almost 40 members of the community and employees from across the district. This work group honed its focus on specific community teams to address the needs of students who are:
- Economically disadvantaged
- Native American
- English learners
- Black or African American
- Experiencing homelessness
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders
- Receiving special education services
Next week, the task force will go out to the community through forums and focus groups to gather more feedback about how to invest funds in the Student Investment Account. The task force will take the information gathered to make its final recommendation to Superintendent Christy Perry in January.
The community forums will be held in Keizer at McNary High on Nov. 18 and in Salem on Nov. 20 at South Salem High. Both meetings take place from 6-8 p.m. Free dinner and childcare will be provided.
Monday, Nov. 18 | 6-8 p.m.
595 Chemawa Road N., Keizer
Wednesday, Nov. 20 | 6-8 p.m.
South Salem High
1910 Church St. SE, Salem
Unable to join us for one of the forums? Please take the time to fill out our Student Investment Account Survey to help us gather as much feedback as possible.