Racial Equity 

Racial Equity Coaches – $20,500

To support ongoing professional learning and collaboration in each school to disrupt systems and structures that have historically marginalized students and communities of color. 

Leadership pathways for BIPOC staff – $10,000

To fund leadership development of staff of color in our school district. Opportunities may include leadership seminars organized by Corvallis School District Aspiring Administrators Core Team, and career advancement for staff who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color. 

Expansion of S.A.F.E – $5,000

To provide the Students Advocating for Equity (S.A.F.E) program at elementary schools. Supports the recruitment of BIPOC students in fourth and fifth grades to come together to learn and engage in courageous conversations about race. 

Culturally responsive materials – $20,000

To provide culturally responsive and racially conscious reading materials for students. Books include “Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, and “This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work” by Tiffany Jewel.

Wrap-around services and support 

Wifi Access – $20,000

To ensure that all families have access to the internet so that students can participate in remote learning. 

Tutoring – $19,000

To provide tutoring in different content areas for students who need additional support. Tutoring referrals will be provided through the Welcome Center.

Student Opportunity for Success Funds – $15,000

To reduce barriers to education for students navigating poverty. Grants are allocated to each school to facilitate swift responses to immediate needs such as food, hygiene items, fees, school supplies, and gas cards.

Bilingual staffing for Welcome Center – $9,000

To enhance the capacity of the 509J Welcome Center so it can better serve and support Spanish-speaking families seeking resources, referrals, supplemental food, hygiene items, emergency supplies, and other services.

Basic needs funding for Welcome Center – $27,000

To provide families with supplemental food, hygiene items, laundry cards, grocery gift cards, and emergency financial support through the Welcome Center. The Welcome Center connects families with resources within schools and the community, and ensures that all students have access to full educational opportunities.

Parent/guardian education support

Virtual Evening Seminars for Parents/Guardians – $4,500

To offer virtual evening seminars in Mam, Spanish, and Arabic aimed at helping families understand and support the at-home learning for their children.

Total Investment: $150,000