NSSD Student Success Act (SSA)
Summary and Proposed Outcomes, Strategies and Activities
STUDENT SUCCESS ACT OVERVIEW
The Student Success Act (SSA) was passed into legislation last year and will provide approximately 1.9 million dollars to our district next school year. The SSA has two guiding purposes;
- Meet students’ mental or behavioral health needs; and
- Increase academic achievements for students, including reducing academic disparities for the focal student populations. (students of color, students with disabilities, emerging bilingual students and students navigating poverty)
This school year we have followed the guidance provided by the Oregon Department of Education to engage stakeholders (Students, Staff, Parents, Community) in the process of responding to the guiding purposes of the SSA. As part of this continued process, the District is engaging Stakeholders by sharing the themes, strengths, and challenges identified through a comprehensive review of all stakeholder input and focus group data analysis. After your review of this key information, we are requesting additional feedback on the proposed outcomes, strategies and activities generated by planning teams.
A feedback link will be provided to share your thoughts with our planning teams.
Student Success Act provides funding for the categories of reducing class size, well-rounded education, instructional time and health and safety. These are the responses of stakeholders when asked what categories of funding are of greatest importance.
PROPOSED OUTCOMES, STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES
Increase availability of mental and behavioral health needs through further development of a Comprehensive School Behavioral and Mental Health System.
Increase the academic achievement of all students by providing high quality instruction and curriculum resources.
Decrease academic disparities of students with disabilities, students navigating poverty and our emerging bilingual students.
Foster an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which every student will fully benefit. All students will have access and opportunity to a high-quality education.
Behavior and Mental Health Staff
Class Size Reduction
Instructional Assistant Targeted Support
Curriculum and Technology Resources
Access to Courses and Electives
Academic Supports During and After School
Enhanced Parent Communications and Engagement Activities
Enhance understanding and application of equity practices.
*Overall the Health and Safety category was rated as the highest need by stakeholders. The District anticipates that the availability of high quality staffing in this area will be limited across the state. Furthermore, many of the activities proposed in the other categories respond to supporting the mental health and behavioral needs of our students.
*All proposed activities below are drafted and available funding will not support the implementation of all listed.
Category, Approximate Funding and Proposed Activities
Health and Safety $300,000 - $600,000
Additional Behavioral Specialist
School Resource Personnel
Additional Behavior Specialist Assistant
Contracted Mental Health Support Specialist
Additional playground support personnel
Class Size Reduction $200,000-$300,000
Additional Teachers in targeted areas (space dependent)
Additional Instructional Assistant Support
Well-Rounded Education $900,000 - $1,200,000
Basic School Supply Reduction (reduced school supplies lists for families)
School Fees Reduction (continue to waive all extra-curricular school fees)
Curriculum Resources (Science, Language Arts)
Student Focus Outreach Specialist (coordinate services for focal group populations)
Preschool Programs (All schools with Kindergarten)
Instructional and Curriculum Support Personnel (support implementation of purchased curriculum)
Special Education Enhancement (professional development and program improvements)
Special Education Curriculum and Resources
Enhanced Communication and Parent Engagement Systems
Student Support Activities Transportation
Access to Technology (1 to 1 initiatives)
Instructional Evaluation and Support (monitoring support of instructional effectiveness)
Instruction Support Enhancements (intervention and enrichment programs)
Additional physical education instructional time
Reduction of blended classrooms (combined grades)
Additional Physical Education instructional time
After School and Summer Programs