SB 1532 develops education plan for immigrants

02/11/2024
SB 1532 VOTE: NO
In Committee
Work Session 02/13/2024 3:00pm HR B
Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2024R1/Measures/Overview/SB1532
Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2024R1/Committees/SED/Overview

Directs the Department of Education to develop and implement a statewide education Student Success Plan for students who are asylum seekers, refugees or any other immigrant.

Requires Student Success Plan for immigrant and refugee students to address academic disparities, historical practices, and educational needs based on culturally responsive best practices. Requires plan to provide strategies to meet specified goals.
Forms an advisory group on the plan and to award grants to entities providing services.

Oregon’s immigrant population to have been approximately 386,400 in 2022, with the highest numbers in Washington and Multnomah Counties.

The proposal is to give immigrants the same special education privileges as resident minorities plus give schools and organizations grants to accommodate them.

CONTACT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Chair Senator Michael Dembrow
Vice-Chair Senator Suzanne Weber
Member Senator Dick Anderson
Member Senator Lew Frederick
Member Senator Sara Gelser Blouin
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