The Student Success Act, signed into law in May, 2019, is a historic opportunity for Oregon schools. This act invests approximately $2 billion for early learning and K-12 education. Close to $500 million goes directly to Oregon public schools through the Student Investment Account.
Funds from the Student Investment Account are distributed to Oregon school districts through a non-competitive grant application process. The focus of the Student Investment Account is on key areas for improvement: reducing class size, increasing instructional time, addressing health and safety needs and ensuring a well-rounded education. The law requires school districts to meaningfully engage stakeholders to determine the best investments for students in their local community while explicitly focusing on student mental and behavior health, addressing disparities based on race or disability, and improving teaching and learning conditions.
As part of LOSD's application process for this investment in our students' education, the district asks for input from our entire community -- students, staff, parents and community members -- to assess our needs and strategically plan for the best use of Student Investment Account funds. The district provides opportunities to participate in listening sessions and online surveys and ThoughtExchanges, with the goal of ensuring that our plans represent each and every student in our community.