19% of OSD students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Ten years ago, that figure was 5%.




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Basic Need Barriers to Learning at OSD
  • Hunger

  • Transportation

  • Technology

  • Adult Role Models/Mentors

Our Model

In order to truly make a different for students, Friends of Oregon School District partners with Oregon School District educators to learn about the barriers facing kids in need and then focus in on programs that will make both a short term impact as well as sustainable long term changes. 

In using this model, we do the following:

  1. Listen

  2. Research current practices

  3. Determine deficiences and areas of opportunity (i.e. systems, practices, financial, people resources)

  4. Develop viable solutions with objectives, timelines, plan for sustainability and evaluative measures

  5. Do the work. Enlist resources within the community and our schools to accomplish objectives.

Our Goal

The goal of Friends of Oregon School District is to provide resources, build bridges within our community and serve as a connector so all of our students are better able to engage in learning.

2019-2020 Programs:

  1. Supply food packs to students in need for each school break.

  2. Provide healthy snacks at school to students who are hungry.

  3. Through the Champions Fund, provide funds for experiential program opportunities to kids who may not otherwise be able to do so.

  4. Provide funds to OSD educators, through the COOL Grant, designed to support enhanced Whole Child Emphasis and Education Equity opportunities for students. 

  5. The "Be a Champion" Mentor Program pairs a child at Rome Corners Intermediate School (5th and 6th grade) with a caring adult.

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