The Oregon Legislature passed a law called the Student Success Act. This act represents a historic investment in K-12 education. Among other things, it includes dedicated funds for career-technical programs, drop-out prevention, supports for students with severe disabilities, and increased access to preschool programs. In addition to these targeted investments, school districts will also be provided resources to improve outcomes for students based on student needs in each community. These additional resources will be included in the Student Investment Account, which represents about 50% of the total money.
What does this mean for Salem-Keizer?
For Salem-Keizer Public Schools, the Student Investment Account will represent approximately $35 million for the 2020-21 school year. These dollars are designated to improving achievement and growth for all students but will be targeted specifically for students of color, students with disabilities, emerging bilingual students, students navigating poverty, and students who are accessing foster care supports.
Since the Student Investment Account will be designed to meet the identified needs of our Salem-Keizer students, feedback from our community is an essential part of the planning process. To accomplish that mission, we formed the SIA Task Force, which includes the following members:
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