Tag Archives: Student Success Act

School funding remains undetermined

Q: Recent articles in the Mail Tribune discussed the uncertain state of funding for the Student Investment Account, the part of the Student Success Act that was supposed to increase school districts’ ability to provide mental health counselors, reduce class sizes and other things. Is there any update on whether any funding will be available, […]
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Gov. Brown commits to maintaining $9 billion budget for Oregon schools

Averting cuts may hinge on more federal aid; she also speaks on student success and liability issues. Gov. Kate Brown says she is committed to maintaining the $9 billion that state lawmakers budgeted for the operation of Oregon’s public schools in the current two-year cycle. Her pledge will be easier to keep if Oregon and […]
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Salem-Keizer school staff furloughs likely after agreement between district, unions

District and union leaders have reached an agreement on furlough days through the end of the school year to save money and lower the risk of lay offs. Source: Salem-Keizer school staff furloughs likely after agreement between district, unions

Don’t delay implementing Oregon Student Success Act

For more than a year, a bipartisan committee in the Oregon Legislature worked with businesses and educators to create a stable source of funding for Oregon’s public schools with targeted investments meant to boost student performance and build a model public education system. Source: Dons’t delay implementing Oregon Student Success Act

Business owners: Delay new corporate tax to save jobs

Three Portland area business owners support a call for the Oregon Legislature to delay the new Corporate Activities Tax. Portland-area business owners are calling on the Oregon Legislature to defer a new $1 billion-per-year tax until the COVID-19 crisis is over. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Business owners: Delay new corporate tax to save jobs

Oregon schools fear cuts if Student Success biz tax delayed

Collection of business tax to finance the Student Success Act could be postposed by Oregon Legislature. School administrators are watching warily as the Oregon legislature discusses delaying the collection of a new business tax that would have infused $1 billion per year into Oregon schools. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon schools fear cuts if […]
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Pendleton School District sends funding application to state

In anticipation of a surge in state funding created by the Student Success Act, the Pendleton School Board approved the district’s Student Investment Account application on Monday. The application asks the state for $2.4 million, most of which will be used to fund 36 full-time positions. Source: Pendleton School District sends funding application to state […]
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Competing For Teachers, Oregon School Districts Rush To Submit Student Success Act Applications

Since Monday, Oregon’s 197 school districts have been free to submit their applications for funds from the Student Investment Account, one of three accounts in the Student Success Act. School districts have until April 15 to apply for these grant funds from the state. Source: Competing For Teachers, Oregon School Districts Rush To Submit Student […]
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Competing For Teachers, Oregon School Districts Rush To Submit Student Success Act Applications

School districts are applying for non-competitive grant money from the state’s $1 billion investment known as the Student Success Act. Some are rushing to get in applications to get a head start on hiring qualified teachers. Source: Competing For Teachers, Oregon School Districts Rush To Submit Student Success Act Applications . News | OPB

Slow Change For Portland Public Schools 1 Year After State Audit

In January 2019, the Oregon secretary of state’s office released a tough audit of the state’s largest school district and its statewide education agency, and found both struggled to track spending. Source: Slow Change For Portland Public Schools 1 Year After State Audit