March 5, 2024

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Elisabeth Shepard, Press Secretary to Governor Kotek

Governor Kotek Issues Statement on Passage of Bill to Support Summer Learning

Salem, OR — In response to the Legislature’s passage of House Bill 4082, which provides $30 million in state funding for summer learning this coming summer and creates a workgroup to develop recommendations for sustainable long-term funding for summer learning in the future, Governor Tina Kotek issued the following statement:

“The evidence is clear – summer learning reduces learning loss between school years, accelerates academic achievement, and strengthens student wellbeing. I am grateful to bill sponsor Representative Susan McLain, a bipartisan group of legislators, and education advocates from across our state who advocated for this bill at such a critical time. Thanks to this funding, students all across Oregon will have more time to learn this summer. I hope legislative leadership can allocate additional funds before the session concludes so more students can get what they need.


“As we advance conversations this year to examine how our schools are funded, I appreciate that this bill also creates a roadmap to explore sustainable funding for summer learning going forward. I envision an Oregon where all students have access to these essential learning and enrichment opportunities.”

The Senate passed HB 4082 by a 26-4 vote. The bill passed the House of Representatives  by a 53-4 vote. The bill now heads to Governor Kotek’s desk for signature.



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