2007 ORS § 327.008¹
State School Fund
  • State School Fund grants

(1) There is established a State School Fund in the General Fund. The fund shall consist of moneys appropriated by the Legislative Assembly and moneys transferred from the Education Stability Fund. The State School Fund is continuously appropriated to the Department of Education for the purposes of ORS 327.006 (Definitions) to 327.077 (Remote small elementary school and small high school determination), 327.095 (Percentages and time of payment of apportionments to school districts), 327.099 (Adjustment of distribution within fiscal year), 327.101 (Adjustment of distribution between fiscal years), 327.125 (Superintendent to administer ORS 327.006 to 327.133, 327.348, 327.355, 327.357, 327.360 and 327.731), 327.137 (Audit statements filed with department), 327.348 (High Cost Disabilities Account), 327.355 (Definitions for ORS 327.357), 327.357 (Small school district grants), 327.360 (Small School District Supplement Fund), 336.575 (Notice and consultation before establishing, expanding or changing residential program), 336.580 (Education at youth care centers), 336.635 (Enrollment in alternative education program), 342.173 (Effect of employing unlicensed teacher or administrator by certain districts), 343.243 (Recovery of amount from State School Fund for children enrolled in certain programs), 343.533 (Transportation service to preschool children with disabilities) and 343.961 (Responsibility for costs of education of children in long-term care or treatment).

(2) There shall be apportioned from the State School Fund to each school district a State School Fund grant, consisting of the positive amount equal to a general purpose grant and a facility grant and a transportation grant and a high cost disabilities grant minus local revenue, computed as provided in ORS 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts).

(3) There shall be apportioned from the State School Fund to each education service district a State School Fund grant as calculated under ORS 327.019 (State School Fund distribution computations for education service districts).

(4) All figures used in the determination of the distribution of the State School Fund shall be estimates for the same year as the distribution occurs, unless otherwise specified.

(5) Numbers of students in average daily membership used in the distribution formula shall be the numbers as of June of the year of distribution.

(6) A school district may not use the portion of the State School Fund grant that is attributable to the facility grant for capital construction costs.

(7) The total amount of the State School Fund that is distributed as facility grants may not exceed $25 million in any biennium. If the total amount to be distributed as facility grants exceeds this limitation, the Department of Education shall prorate the amount of funds available for facility grants among those school districts that qualified for a facility grant.

(8) Each fiscal year, the Department of Education shall transfer the amount of $18 million from the State School Fund to the High Cost Disabilities Account established in ORS 327.348 (High Cost Disabilities Account).

(9) Each fiscal year, the Department of Education shall transfer the amount of $2.5 [bad link] million from the State School Fund to the Small School District Supplement Fund established in ORS 327.360 (Small School District Supplement Fund).

(10) Each fiscal year, the Department of Education may expend up to $550,000 from the State School Fund for the contract described in ORS 329.488 (Nationally normed assessment). The amount distributed to education service districts from the State School Fund under this section and ORS 327.019 (State School Fund distribution computations for education service districts) shall be reduced by the amount expended by the department under this subsection.

(11) Each biennium, the Department of Education may expend up to $800,000 from the State School Fund for the administration of ORS 326.133 (Auditing) and 326.136 (District Best Business Practices Advisory Committee).

(12) Each biennium, the Department of Education may expend up to $350,000 from the State School Fund for the talented and gifted program under ORS 343.391 (Purpose of ORS 343.391 to 343.413) to 343.413 (Short title).

(13) Each biennium, the Department of Education may expend up to $150,000 from the State School Fund for the administration of a program to increase the number of speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants under ORS 348.394 (Definitions for ORS 348.394 to 348.406) to 348.406 (Speech-Language Pathologist Training Fund). [1991 c.780 §3; 1993 c.61 §4; 1997 c.524 §3; 1997 c.821 §13; 1999 c.1066 §10; 2001 c.695 §§12,13; 2002 s.s.3 c.6 §§13,14; 2003 c.715 §§4,5,7; 2005 c.803 §§6,6a; 2007 c.488 §1; 2007 c.839 §19; 2007 c.858 §44]

Note: The amendments to 327.008 (State School Fund) by section 12, chapter 846, Oregon Laws 2007, become operative June 30, 2012. See section 19, chapter 846, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is operative on and after June 30, 2012, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

327.008 (State School Fund). (1) There is established a State School Fund in the General Fund. The fund shall consist of moneys appropriated by the Legislative Assembly and moneys transferred from the Education Stability Fund. The State School Fund is continuously appropriated to the Department of Education for the purposes of ORS 327.006 (Definitions) to 327.077 (Remote small elementary school and small high school determination), 327.095 (Percentages and time of payment of apportionments to school districts), 327.099 (Adjustment of distribution within fiscal year), 327.101 (Adjustment of distribution between fiscal years), 327.125 (Superintendent to administer ORS 327.006 to 327.133, 327.348, 327.355, 327.357, 327.360 and 327.731), 327.137 (Audit statements filed with department), 327.348 (High Cost Disabilities Account), 336.575 (Notice and consultation before establishing, expanding or changing residential program), 336.580 (Education at youth care centers), 336.635 (Enrollment in alternative education program), 342.173 (Effect of employing unlicensed teacher or administrator by certain districts), 343.243 (Recovery of amount from State School Fund for children enrolled in certain programs), 343.533 (Transportation service to preschool children with disabilities) and 343.961 (Responsibility for costs of education of children in long-term care or treatment).

(2) There shall be apportioned from the State School Fund to each school district a State School Fund grant, consisting of the positive amount equal to a general purpose grant and a facility grant and a transportation grant and a high cost disabilities grant minus local revenue, computed as provided in ORS 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts).

(3) There shall be apportioned from the State School Fund to each education service district a State School Fund grant as calculated under ORS 327.019 (State School Fund distribution computations for education service districts).

(4) All figures used in the determination of the distribution of the State School Fund shall be estimates for the same year as the distribution occurs, unless otherwise specified.

(5) Numbers of students in average daily membership used in the distribution formula shall be the numbers as of June of the year of distribution.

(6) A school district may not use the portion of the State School Fund grant that is attributable to the facility grant for capital construction costs.

(7) The total amount of the State School Fund that is distributed as facility grants may not exceed $25 million in any biennium. If the total amount to be distributed as facility grants exceeds this limitation, the Department of Education shall prorate the amount of funds available for facility grants among those school districts that qualified for a facility grant.

(8) Each fiscal year, the Department of Education shall transfer the amount of $18 million from the State School Fund to the High Cost Disabilities Account established in ORS 327.348 (High Cost Disabilities Account).

(9) Each fiscal year, the Department of Education may expend up to $550,000 from the State School Fund for the contract described in ORS 329.488 (Nationally normed assessment). The amount distributed to education service districts from the State School Fund under this section and ORS 327.019 (State School Fund distribution computations for education service districts) shall be reduced by the amount expended by the department under this subsection.

(10) Each biennium, the Department of Education may expend up to $800,000 from the State School Fund for the administration of ORS 326.133 (Auditing) and 326.136 (District Best Business Practices Advisory Committee).

(11) Each biennium, the Department of Education may expend up to $350,000 from the State School Fund for the talented and gifted program under ORS 343.391 (Purpose of ORS 343.391 to 343.413) to 343.413 (Short title).

(12) Each biennium, the Department of Education may expend up to $150,000 from the State School Fund for the administration of a program to increase the number of speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants under ORS 348.394 (Definitions for ORS 348.394 to 348.406) to 348.406 (Speech-Language Pathologist Training Fund).

Note: Section 20, chapter 839, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 20. Notwithstanding ORS 327.008 (State School Fund), for the biennium beginning July 1, 2007:

(1) The Department of Education may:

(a) Expend up to $140,000 from the State School Fund for the collection of data from school districts on physical education under section 1 of this 2007 Act [329.498 (Data related to physical education)].

(b) Expend up to $860,000 from the State School Fund for the purpose of awarding grants to school districts and public charter schools for physical education under section 10 of this 2007 Act [329.501 (Grants for physical education)].

(c) Transfer $200,000 from the State School Fund to the Office of the Governor for the purpose of providing staff support to the Education System Design Team under section 15 of this 2007 Act.

(d) Expend up to $150,000 from the State School Fund for the provision of staff support to the Quality Education Commission under ORS 327.500 (Establishment).

(e) Expend up to $5,205,456 from the State School Fund for youth in the Youth Corrections Education Program who:

(A) Have received their high school diplomas; or

(B) Are 21 years of age or older.

(2) There is transferred to the Oregon Virtual School District Fund from the State School Fund the amount of $1,800,598. [2007 c.839 §20]