At our September coalition meeting, HKLB members agreed to focus on two top priorities for the remainder of 2016 and beyond. They are:
- Continuing to work to ensure that Oregon schools, districts, and state agencies work together to understand and address Chronic Absenteeism, to give all students a chance at success in school and in life, (see more at the Chief Education Office, here) AND
- Ensuring that Oregon’s implementation plan for the new federal education legislation, the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” prioritizes healthy students and healthy schools. Read more about this issue in this article from our friends at the Healthy Schools Campaign.
Our goal for both efforts is to work together, stay informed about the decision-making, and weigh in to ensure that health factors are prioritized!