SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- The Springfield school district held its second presentation to the public Tuesday evening on how the district is going to go about investing $8 million of new funding next school year.
Superintendent Todd Hamilton gave a presentation about where the money can go and his plans for students with this money. The main theme from the presentation is he wants students to be prepared for life and success outside the classroom.
Hamilton said after years of defunding public education, the Student Success Act provides his district new resources that haven't been available in a long time.
"This is a historic time in K-12 education in Oregon, because we get a chance to strategically talk about programs and services to add to our K-12 system that will really enhance support students' behavior and mental health needs and help improve their academic achievement," Hamilton said.
Attendees suggested the district should invest more in mental health care as well as project-based education. Other people said they would like to see more resources for students to find a job or an internship after they graduate.
There will be another presentation on the Student Success Act on Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Riverbend Elementary School as well as a Spanish session Oct. 17 at Two Rivers/Dos Rios Elementary School.
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