The Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the $2 billion Student Success Act (HB3427) in the Spring of 2019. This is an historic and much needed investment in K-12 schools. Ashland School District is expecting to have access to an estimated $2.3 million per year through a state application process. School districts are required to apply for funds and must demonstrate community engagement prior to application. In March of 2018, the Ashland School District reached out to staff, parents and community members to assess our priorities and develop our 2018-23Pathways to Excellence Strategic Plan. We plan to utilize our Strategic Plan, our Equity Policy and feedback received from our community in developing our grant proposal.
The state funds will have two purposes:
Meet Students' mental and behavioral health needs.
Increase academic achievement and reduce academic disparities for:
Students of color
Students with disabilities
Emerging bilingual students
Students navigating poverty, homelessness, and foster care; and other students that have historically experienced disparities in our schools.