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What does success look like in Springfield Public Schools?
The Springfield School District wants to hear from community members about what a successful Springfield education looks like.
In an effort to gather such information, the district is holding a series of meetings for people to come and share their opinions about what they believe could help students succeed at school.
Input shared at the meetings will help shape the district's work to support every student through the use of the Student Success Act.
Meetings conducted in English with Spanish interpretation
All meetings are scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner and community conversations from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Community input sessions from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 8 - Briggs Middle School, 2355 Yolanda Ave., Springfield
Oct. 15 - Riverbend Elementary School, 320 N 51st Street, Springfield
Meeting conducted in Spanish
Oct. 17 - Two Rivers Dos Rîos Elementary, 1084 G Street, Springfield
*Dinner and childcare are provided
Background on the Student Success Act and what it means for SPS
Passed by the Oregon Legislature and signed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in May, the Student Success Act will provide an additional $2 billion for education and early learning in Oregon over the next two years - with about $500 million going directly or Oregon School districts.
Funding allocations are based on the number of students enrolled in each district. The Springfield School District is expected to receive about $8 million each year.
School districts are required to apply for funding with an already-established a plan for how to allocate the additional money.
As part of that process, the Student Success Act calls on school districts to engage their communities in developing that plan, particularly families and students of color; students with disabilities; students learning English as a second language; and students navigating poverty, homelessness, and foster care.
The funding can be used to:
- Expand learning time
- Enhance student health and safety programs, as well as add health professionals and improving facilities.
- Reduce class size
- Expand learning experiences and class options