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NCSD’s Involvement with Student Success Act

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This page provides an overview of NCSD's efforts related to the Student Success Act (SSA), which allocates approximately $1 billion annually to Oregon's public schools. One of the SSA's requirements is that school districts engage stakeholders as part of an ongoing, multi-phase process to apply for funding. A summary of NCSD's engagement efforts, along with important dates related to the SSA follows. The content on this page is refreshed frequently. (updated: mid-Feb. 2020) 

Student Success Act Engagement Strategy:

NCSD is using an online tool, “Thoughtexchange,” to engage stakeholders as required by the SSA.

Summary of Thoughtexchange #1 

From Sept. 23 - Oct. 14, 2019, 1,600 individuals provided 2,600 comments and generated over 53,000 ratings as part of SSA Thoughtexchange #1, which asked the question: Where are we doing well and where can we improve?

Each comment was read, and the broad themes and ratings were compiled in a report linked below. The groupings are designed to identify areas of shared vision and the primary areas where NCSD needs to improve. 

SSA Thoughtexchange #1 Results

Summary of Thoughtexchange #2 

In the second SSA Thoughtexchange, which was open from Jan. 28 - Feb. 7, NCSD sought feedback on how it will prioritize its efforts to make improvements using about $13 million in annual grant funding from the Student Investment Account (SIA). Specifically, Thoughtexchange #2 asked: What are your thoughts and questions about the Strategic Areas that NCSD has identified to be the focus for the Student Investment Account funding?

SSA Thoughtexchange #2 Results

Important Process Dates:

  • Jan. 9, 2020: NCSD Board Work Session on needs assessment and potential priorities for Student Investment Account (SIA) funds

  • Jan. 28 - Feb. 7, 2020: Thoughtexchange #2 on Strategic Areas for (SIA) funding

  • Feb. 24, 2020: Draft of (SIA) Plan shared on district website

  • Feb. 27, 2020: (SIA) Plan presented to School Board (Discussion Item)

  • Mar. 12, 2020: (SIA) Plan presented to School Board (Action Item)

Continued community engagement will be a part of NCSD's ongoing process. The district recognizes, honors, and respects the diversity of our community through inclusive and representative processes that bring forward the assets and needs of the communities it serves.