What it does: HB 2060 would address implementation challenges stemming from the Student Success Act. The bill would give the State Board of Education the authority to establish targets for student mental and behavioral health needs, expand the list of entities that are eligible for Student Investment Account dollars to include the Youth Corrections Education Program and Juvenile Detention Education Program, update the definition for economically disadvantaged students by using the definition being used by the state board, expand the list of entities eligible for equity initiative funding to education service districts and tribal governments, update the section on school meals and access, and establish a separate Student Success Teams Account in the State Treasury to fund the intensive program for school districts with the highest needs.
What’s next: The bill has passed the House and Senate and is awaiting the governor’s signature.
What it does: Oregon's current health content standards do not contain references to oral or dental health. HB 2969 would direct the State Board of Education to add oral health standards into the health content standards by September 2024 and would require school districts to provide instruction in oral health in the 2025-26 school year.
What’s next: The governor signed the bill June 11.
What it does: Treatment providers are authorized to make disclosures in certain circumstances without a minor's consent and to exercise discretion whether to inform parents when a minor receives suicide assessment, intervention, treatment or support services. HB 3139 would specify conditions and requirements for providers to disclose health information to parents or guardians without a minor's consent to engage in critical safety planning when the risk of harm is serious and imminent.
What’s next: The governor signed the bill June 15.
House Bill 2330 (February 16 Legislative Briefs) would make current provisions permanent in the State School Fund distribution formula that allow extra funding for students in very small schools and for foreign exchange students residing in dormitories operated by school districts. The measure is effective upon passage. The bill has passed the House and Senate and is awaiting the governor’s signature.