Last month, SKPS concluded community forums and surveys focused on gathering feedback on how to invest dollars from the newly formed Student Investment Account. Feedback from our community, students and staff will help prioritize the more than $35 million annually SKPS will receive from the Student Success Act.
To lead the work around the Student Success Act funds, the district convened a Student Investment Account Task Force made up of more than 40 members representing our community and employees from across the district.
Throughout the past several months, Task Force members and SKPS staff met with more than 1,100 community members and received feedback from thousands more through an online survey. In addition, SKPS staff contributed input in staff meetings and an online employee survey while students participated in targeted listening sessions.
Moving forward, the Task Force will meet to review all the survey data and feedback collected. From there, members will finalize their recommendations of how to use these funds and share that report with the superintendent later this month. In February, Superintendent Perry and executive leadership will design a proposal for review by the School Board. The non-competitive grant application will be submitted to the Oregon Department of Education in March, and in April, the Student Investment Account funding proposal will go before the Budget Committee with the superintendent’s proposed budget.