Student Success Act

In spring 2019 the Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the Student Success Act (HB 3427) into law. This is a historic and much needed investment in K–12 schools.

The Student Success Act is expected to provide about $1 billion per year in additional funding for public schools and early learning in Oregon, about half of it going directly to school districts and eligible charter schools based on enrollment through the Student Investment Account. This is expected to provide between $3 million to $4 million per year in new funding for Canby School District, starting with the 2020–21 school year.

School districts must invest these Student Success Act funds to meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs, increase academic achievement for all students, and reduce disparities among student groups. Funds may be spent in four broad categories:

  • Increasing learning time
  • Addressing student health and safety needs
  • Reducing class size / increasing classroom staffing
  • Expanding well-rounded learning opportunities

School districts will be required to apply for funds. The application process will include a District Needs Assessment to be developed with an expansive public engagement process with multiple and diverse stakeholders, and the district’s Continuous Improvement Plan.

Canby School District's first phase of community engagement in Student Success Act planning, in October 2019, will seek input on what is working well and what improvements are needed in our schools.

We welcome your perspective and opinion. Students, families, staff and community members will have an opportunity to take on online survey to share their input, or they may take part in an hour-long community conversation. Please join us to talk about what student success looks like in our schools. What is going well? What are the challenges you’ve experienced? What areas, services and programs could we improve? Your voice matters!

Our community engagement sessions have concluded. You are welcome to take an online survey to share your input through November 1, 2019.