Education and Kids
SB 5519 Reinvesting in and Stabilizing Oregon’s K
-12 Public Schools
Provides $6.75 billion in resources to Oregon K-12 schools for the 2013-2015
biennium, one billion dollars over the previous biennium’s budget. This investment
marks a 17 percent increase, allowing most school districts to avoid further cuts toschool days and teacher positions. Some school districts will be able to add back positions and programs.
HB 2787 Tuition Equity
Grants in-state tuition to students entering the university system if they attendedelementary or secondary schools in the United States for at least five years immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma, graduated from an Oregon high school, andare actively working toward U.S. citizenship.
SJR 1 Oregon Opportunity Initiative
Oregon Opportunity Initiative makes college more affordable for Oregon families by creating a permanent and dedicated fund to finance additional aid to aspiring students.Over time, the Oregon Student Opportunity Fund would provide funding to greatly expand Oregon Opportunity Grant awards, which gives tuition assistance to studentsattending an Oregon community college, university or private institution.
SB 270 University Governing Boards
Allows Oregon’s public universities to establish governing boards, providing them with
more freedom and flexibility to leverage dollars and give students the best educationpossible while still maintaining sound legislative oversight over tuition increases andnew academic programs.
HB 3120 Higher Education Coordinating Committee (HECC)
Helps Oregon achieve statewide educational goals and strategic initiatives by
streamlining Oregon’s higher education system, and expanding direction and oversight
of the Higher Education Coordinating Committee.