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OREGON COALITION OF COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOLS

We are a coalition of community-based, public charter schools representing all corners of our state.  Although, we are all unique in our pedagogy and practice, what unites us is our commitment to educational innovation and to high-quality schools for all students. Our mission is to provide a voice and sustainable support and guidance for the members of our coalition.

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STUDENT SUCCESS ACT

EARLY LEARNING ACCOUNT

 

The Early Learning Division is responsible for implementing the majority of the investments made through the Early Learning Account.

 

Too many children have not had the opportunity to reach their full potential because of the limited supply of early childhood education and gaps between which families can and cannot afford access to this limited supply. The investments within the ELA are focused on correcting this inequity, with services targeting the prenatal to five period by providing services to both children and their families who face economic challenges.
 

The ELA investments will ensure more of Oregon’s youngest children in low-income families can enter school ready to learn. Annual funding of $200 million will support the expansion of existing early care and education programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their families. In addition, the funding creates new programs, including an Equity Fund, a parenting education program, and a new state investment in the early childhood workforce. This investment – when paired with our current programs – will help us reach approximately 15,000 children, or 15 percent of children living in low-income families and approximately 60 percent of families in poverty.

Click here for more information on the Early Learning Account. 

20%

AT LEAST

OF SSA FUNDS

STUDENT INVESTMENT ACCOUNT

 

There are two stated purposes for the funds distributed under the Student Investment Account:

 

  1. Meet students’ mental or behavioral health needs, and
     

  2. Increase academic achievement for students, including reducing academic disparities for:

    • Economically disadvantaged students;

    • Students from racial or ethnic groups that have historically experienced academic disparities;

    • Students with disabilities;

    • Students who are English language learners;

    • Students who are foster children;

    • Students who are homeless; and

    • Any other student groups that have historically experienced academic disparities, as determined by the State Board of Education.

Brick & Mortar Charter School Inclusion in the Account

 

There are two tiers of eligibility for brick and mortar public charter schools. NOTE: The bill directly prohibits virtual charter school from accessing funds. 

TIER 1


Schools are eligible for direct to ODE applications is the following criteria are met:

 

  • A. At least 35% of enrolled students are: students with disabilities OR economically disadvantaged (already defined in law) OR are racial/ethnic groups experiencing historic academic disparities

AND

 

  • B. the percentage of students from the above group (depending on which is used) is greater than: the percentage of all students in the district who are economically disadvantaged OR the percentage of all students in the district who are from racial/ethnic groups experiencing historic academic disparities OR the percentage of all students in the district who are disabled

TIER 2
 

A school district may include the public charter schools authorized by themselves in their application process.

 

If a district chooses to include a public charter school from their district in their application, they must include all charter schools in their district. However, a charter school could choose to not participate in the application (opt for Option One or just not engage).

 

The included charter schools and the districts are required to work collaboratively on the district-wide plan for meeting needs of the above mentioned students and the public charter school and school district shall enter into an agreement for the distribution of moneys or the provision of services, including any accountability measures required of the public charter school by the school district. 

Questions? Concerns? We are here to help. Contact us at info@orc3s.org

Click here for resources and more information on the Student Investment Account. 

50%

AT LEAST

OF SSA FUNDS

ALLOWABLE USES
OF SIA FUNDS

Expand Instructional Time

  • More hours or days

  • Summer programs

  • Before/after-school programs

 

Address Student Health and Safety

  • Social emotional learning, trauma informed practices

  • Mental and behavioral health

  • More school health professionals

  • Facility improvements

 

Reduce Class Size and Caseloads

 

Provide a Well-Rounded Education

  • Early literacy

  • Middle school programs and supports • Broadening curricular options (art, music, PE, STEM, CTE, engaging electives, college credit opportunities, dropout prevention, life skills classes, talented and gifted programs, and access to licensed librarians.

STATEWIDE INITIATIVES ACCOUNT

 

The Statewide Initiatives Account will pay for the creation of new programs or expansion of existing programs at the Oregon Department of Education aimed at improving educational opportunities for Oregon students, especially historically underserved student groups.

These programs are:

 

Click here for more information on the Statewide Initiatives Account. 

(* indicates a new program to be created thanks to Student Success Act funding)

30%

AT LEAST

OF SSA FUNDS