The Student Success Act was signed into law in May of 2019, and is an historic opportunity for Oregon schools. When fully implemented, our state will see an additional $1 billion investment in education each year, with close to $500 million going directly to Oregon school districts through the Student Investment Account (SIA). Starting in the 2020-21 school year, the Sherwood School District will have access to approximately $4 million from the SIA.
The law requires that all funds from the SIA be spent on two key areas:
1. Meeting students’ mental and behavioral health needs.
2. Increasing academic achievement for students, including reducing academic disparities for students in historically underserved groups of students.
Last fall, our district engaged stakeholders in a needs assessment process — through presentations, community forums, a strategic planning process, and a survey — to begin identifying potential investments for our district. Using the information gathered during that process, several potential investment opportunities were indicated by stakeholders as needs for our district.
In order to gather additional stakeholder feedback on the identified investment opportunities, our district is conducting a second survey. This new survey reflects the highest priority investments for our district, as identified by students, staff, parents, and community members. Answers to the survey questions will be used to guide the selection of investments that will be submitted on the District’s final SIA funds application. To access the survey, please click the following link: http://bit.ly/2OnPsef This survey will be open through Monday, February 10, 2020.