Under current law, the legislature provides funding for the State School Fund (SSF) from the General Fund; funds distributed to school districts under a specified formula. In addition to SSF funding, Measure requires legislature to provide at least $800 per high school student to Department of Education, which must then distribute those funds to school districts to establish or expand high school programs providing career-technical education, college-level educational opportunities, and dropout-prevention strategies. Per-student dollar amount adjusted upwards annually. Department shall monitor school district performance, ensure compliance, facilitate programs. Limited portion of fund may be used for administration costs; may not fund unrelated activities. Board of Education shall adopt eligibility requirements; school districts must meet requirements to receive funds.
Currently, the Oregon legislature provides General Fund revenues to the State School Fund based on constitutionally required quality goals; those funds are distributed directly to school districts under a specified formula. Measure requires legislature to separately provide at least $800 per high school studentadjusted upward annually for inflation/populationto a Department of Education (ODE) administered account. ODE distributes those funds to school districts to establish or expand high school programs providing career-technical education, college-level courses, and dropout-prevention strategies. School districts must apply for grants, meet specified requirements. Districts may use limited portion of fund for administration costs but not unrelated activities. ODE monitors school district performance, ensures compliance, facilitates programs; Secretary of State audits biannually. Other provisions.
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