Measure 98 is finally here, and to help make the most of this tremendous opportunity for our students, Stand for Children is excited to launch the Oregon Center for High School Success (CHSS) as a cost-free planning and implementation partner for schools across our state.
The three-year effort to raise Oregon’s graduation rates through targeted investments in career-technical education (CTE), college-level educational opportunities and dropout prevention strategies was a collaborative movement from the start. After nearly a year of listening sessions with educators across the state, a groundswell of public support that led to an overwhelming endorsement from voters last November, and the unanimous approval from state lawmakers, Measure 98 is a testament to the people who stood up to be the change they knew our schools need.
In the same collaborative spirit that led to Measure 98’s creation, the Oregon Center for High School Success is now here to assist school administrators and staff as they decide how best to invest these new funds.
Scott Perry, a 36-year veteran of Oregon’s education system, will serve as the interim director of the Oregon Center for High School Success. Scott spent six years working as the superintendent of South Oregon Education Service District, and ten years as superintendent of Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District. Since 2002, Scott has worked extensively with over 150 high schools to improve student attendance and success.
From applying for funding, to planning investments, to developing new programs, Scott and the Oregon Center for High School Success are here as a free thought partner and guide. Turn to the Center for the most up-to-date news about Measure 98, online resources for educators and administrators, examples of successful programs using Measure 98 funding, and information on how those programs can be replicated at more schools across our state.
Stay tuned for much more information about the Oregon Center for High School Success, Measure 98, and the opportunities it creates in career-technical education, college-level educational opportunities and dropout prevention strategies in the days to come.