What is the Student Success Act (SSA)?

The Student Success Act (SSA) was approved in 2019 as an investment in Oregon education.

When fully implemented, the Student Success Act is expected to invest $2 billion in Oregon education every two years; that’s a $1 billion investment in early learning and K-12 education each year. Of those funds, $200 million goes into the State School Fund and the remaining is distributed into three accounts: the Early Learning Account, the Student Investment Account and the Statewide Education Initiatives Account.

At the heart of the SSA is a commitment to improving access and opportunities for students who have been historically underserved in the education system.

The SSA has 3 components:

     1.  Early Learning Account

     2.  Student Investment Account (SIA; see below)

     3.  Statewide Education Initiatives Account


Tanya Frisendahl

Student Success Act Consultant
Educational Services Team

Making up at least 50% of the Student Success Act, Student Investment Account funds are non-competitive grants available to all school districts and eligible charter schools.

The purpose of the funds are to:

  1. Meet students’ mental and behavioral health needs.
  2. Increase academic achievement & reduce academic disparities for students of color; students with disabilities; emerging bilingual students; and students navigating poverty, homelessness, and foster care; and other student groups that have historically experienced academic disparities.

The law requires school districts to meaningfully engage stakeholders to determine the best investments for students in their local community while explicitly focusing on student mental and behavior health, addressing disparities based on race or disability, and improving teaching and learning conditions. The law is rooted in equity, authentic community engagement and shared accountability for student success.

COVID19 Response

SIA applications do not need to be complete in order to be submitted by April 15th, but districts must submit at least a partial application by April 15th.

Engagement Toolkit

Weekly Updates of SIA Applications & ODE Operations

School District

Butte Falls
Central Point
Klamath Falls (city)
Klamath Falls (county)
Sunny Wolf
Three Rivers/Josephine County