High School Success (M98) - OVERVIEW
On November 8th, Oregon’s Measure 98- the “High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act”- received overwhelming support from voters. The measure is intended to provide direct funding to school districts to increase high school graduation rates and identifies 3 specific focus areas:
- Establish or expand career and technical education programs in high schools
- Establish or expand college-level educational opportunities for students in high schools
- Establish or expand dropout-prevention strategies in high schools.
These three strategies are deemed evidence-based and collectively support the needs of students related to engagement, personalization, achievement, and college and career readiness. Collectively and systematically implemented, these strategies could significantly impact a student’s high school experience and “next steps” opportunities.
PPS will be moving forward with preparing a comprehensive plan for the purpose of implementing this measure across the identified priorities. This is part of a broader strategic planning effort within the College and Career Readiness department and will help inform strategic goals and priorities moving forward. To inform these plans we will be engaging with our high school students, our staff, and our community in surveying how we should plan to expand or develop programs to improve access to CTE programs, expand college level educational opportunities and invest in programs to prevent drop-out.