The team of 50 volunteers would be in charge of planning what to do with funds, including those awarded through the Student Success Act, a bill passed by the legislature in 2019.
It will distribute $1 billion a year in state funds towards K-12 schools in Oregon.
We spoke with one Medford resident who believes that funding should go towards language studies.
“I am a product, actually, of the immersion bilingual programs. I took it all the way through kindergarten and high school, so I’d be really happy to see it go to that, especially since my kiddos come from a bilingual home,” said Kaitlin Aragon.
If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Medford School District strategic planning committee, you can email [email protected]
Meetings start soon, beginning in the first week of February.
Below are the tentative meeting dates from the Medford School District:
- February 4th, 2020
- February 18th, 2020
- February 25th, 2020
- March 3rd, 2020
- March 17th, 2020
- March 31st, 2020
- April 7th, 2020
All meetings will be from 12 pm – 4 pm in the MSDEC boardroom at 815 S. Oakdale Avenue.