New bill number, same vital investment

College & Career Readiness | 04/22/2019

Parasa Chanramy
Policy & Implementation Director

We thought this might happen. The Student Success Act has a new bill number (HB 3427), but it's the same essential policy.

The Student Success Act would be a monumental investment in education – it fully funds Measure 98, expands access to high quality early childhood education, increases mental and behavioral support for students, and so much more.

Every voice is vital to making the Student Success Act a reality for Oregon students. Join us in emailing the Joint Committee for Student Success today with just one click, and let them know that you support the efforts to pass the Student Success Act.

Email Lawmakers

There is also no shortage of ways to make your voice heard in person.

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 12 PM- 1 PM
Rep. Marty Wilde Town Hall for UO Students Staff and Faculty
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St, Eugene, Oregon 97401

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 AM- 11:30 AM
Rep. Carla C. Piluso April Constituent Coffee
Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham (Barlow/Oregon Trail Room)

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6 PM-7 PM
Remote Town Hall with Rep. Lynn Findley and Sen. Cliff Bentz
Representative Findley will host Virtual Town Halls throughout the 2019 Legislative Session with Senator Bentz

Key updates from last week:

Last week, the Joint Committee for Student Success reviewed their proposal for revenue reform; they also heard more testimony from parents, educators and community leaders. Their plan aims to raise $1 billion a year from a modified corporate activities tax. The revenue from this tax would be dedicated to the Student Success Act investments.

The Education Subcommittee on Ways and Means heard presentations on the longitudinal data system, university public service programs, and outdoor school. You can catch all those presentations here.

The Senate Education Committee heard bills relating online education, college athletics, and support professionals. You can watch that work session here.

The House Education Committee cancelled their meetings last week due to a long list of bills that needed to be worked off of the House floor.

What’s on the docket this week:

The Joint Committee for Student Success will continue refining the Student Success Act (HB 3427) this week. We are hearing from lawmakers that they are planning to move the bill out of the committee before the end of this month.

The Education Subcommittee on Ways and Means will hear presentations on K-12 assessments and early learning governance.

The Senate Education committee will hear House bills related to the State Board of Education, Early Learning Council, mental health, textbook affordability and accelerated learning. The House Education will hear Senate bills related to special education, suicide prevention, ESD and district mergers, and resident tuition for spouses and children of active service members.

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 #


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