Student Success Act (SSI)
Dear St. Helens School District families,
All St. Helens School District families are invited to participate in the SHSD Needs Assessment Survey which asks two important questions:
∙ What is going well in St. Helens Schools?
∙ What areas/programs/services could we improve?
The survey is part of the District's Phase I of the Student Success Act community engagement plan. The Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the $2 billion Student Success Act (HB 3427) in spring 2019. This is a historic and much-needed investment in K-12 schools. St. Helens could be able to access an estimated $2.2 - $2.4 million per year through a state application process.
School districts will be required to apply for funds. Districts must demonstrate engagement of the community in a needs assessment process prior to the application for funds. The needs assessment includes the District’s existing Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) and an expanded public engagement process with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
Districts are allowed four broad uses for the grant proposals:
- Increasing instructional time
- Addressing student health and safety needs
- Increasing adults/decreasing class size
- Expanding well-rounded learning opportunities
Programs must also meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs and increase academic achievement as well as reduce disparities among student groups.
Your voice matters! We welcome your perspective and opinion. Take our SHSD Needs Assessment Survey today!