A historic investment in K-12 education in Oregon
The Student Success Act originated as House Bill 3427 and was signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown. It provides a historic $2 billion investment in the state’s preK-12 education system.
"This is a huge and historic win for public education in general and for Portland Public Schools in particular," PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero wrote in a letter to the community. "Our work begins now to lay out a plan for how we will use our share of the additional funds, starting in the 2020-21 school year, in ways that will improve the educational experience for all of our diverse learners."
The infusion of funding will help PPS begin the transformative work to fulfill the longterm vision for the district identified through a comprehensive, community-oriented Visioning process. The PPS Vision (read the full Visioning document) describes our goals for the graduating class of 2030, and the educational experience that will increasingly be the reality for each of our graduates from 2019 onward.
Student Investment Account Application
On March 4, 2020, Portland Public Schools submitted its application to the state for the Student Investment Account (SIA). We are slated to receive $39 million as an SIA, which will deepen supports and accelerate progress toward our vision.
Thank you to our community! We are grateful to our community, state and local leaders, legislators, and partners for making the Student Success Act a reality. The funding from the SIA provides an exciting opportunity to make strategic investments that will support and accelerate improved student outcomes.
Links to application documents:
- Learn about the SIA process and community engagement
- Learn about our multi-year SIA plan with system shifts, strategies, and investments
- Learn how we are investing to deepen supports and bolster achievement through our Integrated Planning Tool and our Budget Template
Read: As part of the Student Success Act process, the district gathered feedback from various stakeholders in October. Read the report to the Board of Education on the feedback, prepared by Dr. Russell Brown, Chief of Systems Performance.
Read: PPS Vision, "Portland Public School Reimagined (click on image)
Watch Gov. Kate Brown's ceremonial signing of the Student Success Act at Jefferson High School: