In 2022, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) implemented a new initiative called Aligning for Student Success: Integrated Guidance for Six ODE Initiatives, requiring Oregon school districts and charter schools to undergo a comprehensive needs assessment and application process to continue receiving funds from six key grants. The Integrated Guidance initiative intends to streamline the grant application process while aligning strategies to provide better student outcomes. The six grants that are a part of the initiative include the following:
This new process places a greater emphasis on equity, community engagement, and a more well-rounded education.
You can view SSD’s proposed Integrated Guidance plan and budget on the right side of this page.