Lawmakers vote on FULL Measure 98 funding

Current Events & News | 04/29/2019

Parasa Chanramy
Policy & Implementation Director

Later this evening, lawmakers are voting on the Student Success Act (HB 3427) – which includes FULL Measure 98 funding, expanded access to quality early childhood education, more mental and behavioral supports for students, and much more. We also expect the Ways and Means Education Subcommittee to review the budget for the State School Fund and the Student Success Act tomorrow.

So many Stand leaders just like you and me helped get us this far by emailing lawmakers, attending town halls, and making their voices heard in favor of this vital investment.

Now’s your chance to make a difference once again! Join our statewide strategy call this Wednesday to discuss how we all have a role to play in getting the Student Success Act past the finish line.

Stand for Children Strategy Call
Wednesday, May 1st
5:30 to 6:30 PM
Dial in: 1-408-740-3766
Access code: 669 855 1592#
Watch the presentation here: https://zoom.us/my/stand.spare
RSVP Here

Join the call, but don’t stop there!

You can email lawmakers about your support for the Student Success Act with just one click below.

Email Lawmakers

And you can meet them in person at one of the many upcoming townhalls across our state.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6 AM-7 AM
Remote Town Hall with Rep Findley and Senator Bentz
Representative Findley will host Virtual Town Halls throughout the 2019 Legislative Session with Senator Bentz. Town Halls will be held at the OSU Extension Offices in Baker, Grant, Harney, Lake and Malheur Counties which will connect to the Capitol in Salem. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 PM- 1 PM
Lunch and Punch with Reps. Bynum, Meek, Hernandez, and Sanchez
Oregon State Capitol900 Court St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9 AM- 11 AM
Affordable Housing Town Hall with Rep. Jack Zika
Redmond City Hall411 SW 9th St, Redmond, OR 97756

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11 AM- 1 PM
Multnomah County Town Hall with Reps. Bynum, Reardon, Hernandez, and Sen Fagan
Community Hall at Portland Community College (Southeast campus) 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216 

Key updates from last week:

The Joint Committee for Student Success (JCSS) reviewed their latest proposal for the Student Success Act (HB 3427). The latest amendment combines both the revenue reform and education investment elements.

The Senate Education Committee heard bills relating to State Board of Education, Early Learning Council, mental health, and textbook affordability. You can watch those meetings here.

The House Education Committee heard bills relating to special education, suicide prevention, ESD and district mergers, and resident tuition for spouses and children of active service members. Those meetings are available here.

What’s on the docket this week:

The BIG news is the anticipated JCSS vote on the Student Success Act (HB 3427) tonight.

In addition to the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education’s expected public hearings on the budget for the Student Success Act (HB 5047) and the State School Fund (HB 5016), they will also have presentations on K-12 assessments and early learning governance.

The Senate Education committee will hear House bills related to accelerated learning, higher education policies and inclusive education materials. The House Education will hear Senate bills related to special education, IB exams, and instruction about the Holocaust and genocide.

For more details about what’s happening during session, tune in every Friday during session at NOON for a recap and preview of each week.

Tune in by phone: 408-740-3766

Access code: 669 855 1592 #

and

Join the presentation/video: https://zoom.us/my/stand.spare

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