District grant amounts under Student Success Act released
Friday, May 3, 2019
The Legislative Revenue Office has calculated grant amounts for school districts if the Student Success Act passes.
The bill would set aside $475 million in grant distributions for the 2019-21 budget period, although the money would not be available until 2020. District grants would be based on their ADMw, with a double weight for poverty. Districts would be able to use the money to increase instruction time, improve student safety and emotional health, lower class sizes, or create a more well-rounded education for students.
“This is what we’ve been hoping for for decades,” OSBA Executive Director Jim Green said.
The LRO report is part of the meeting materials for House Bill 5047, the appropriation mechanism for the Student Success Act. The report includes grant calculations with and without a minimum amount awarded to Oregon’s smallest districts.
The Student Success Act, House Bill 3427, passed the House on Wednesday. It would generate about $1 billion annually dedicated to early learning and K-12 programs. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill soon.