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.
We will embark on a series of community engagement events to foster feedback from, and discussions with, families, students and community members about the Student Success Act and its impact on our students. All are welcome to attend the following meetings.
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: