Student Success Act

October Staff Information


Signed into law in May of 2019, the Student Success Act is a historic opportunity for Oregon schools. When fully implemented this act will invest approximately $2 billion for early learning and K-12 education, and close to $500 million will go directly to Oregon school districts and eligible charter schools through the Student Investment Account. We anticipate this is approximately 1.7 million for North Santiam School District. This account is a non-competitive grant. The focus of the Student Investment Account is on key areas for improvement – from 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.

Visit the North Santiam School District Web site for more information.

Continuous Improvement Plan

The District is in the final stages of submitting the Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) to Oregon Department of Education. As the title implies, this is an on-going plan that will be modified through our interactions with stakeholders this fall. The CIP will be used to inform the funding application for the Student Investment Act along with the additional input gathered from all stakeholder groups this October and November. The CIP will be made available for feedback.

How Are We Engaging Stakeholders

The Student Success Act (SSA) page on our Web site has a lot of resources to learn more about SSA and has input forms for students, parents, staff and community.

The Student Success Act (SSA) requires each district to develop specific engagement activities for students of color, students with disabilities, emerging bilingual students and students navigating poverty.

In addition to all the information that will be sent home via our communication system, the ISST Staff will be targeting these groups by making individual phone calls to gather this important stakeholder input.

On October 24, all SHS students will be completing a short input form in guide groups and we have asked principals to engage staff during staff meetings.

The Process Overview

October and November
  • Stakeholder Input gathered
  • Continuous Improvement Plan announcement and open for feedback
  • Board Meeting agenda item

January and February

  • Draft Student Investment Account Application using stakeholder input
  • Review plan with District committees (Leadership Team, Collaborative Steering Committee, Cabinet)
  • Student Investment Account Application announcement and open to feedback
  • Board Meeting agenda item

March or April

  • District Cabinet makes final recommendation to NSSD School Board
  • Board Meeting agenda item

The Student Success Act page will be updated when plans are developed and all stakeholders will receive email and NSSD Mobile App announcements of the progress made to implement this historic funding investment in our students.

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Allowable Investment Examples

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