2013 ORS § 326.500¹
STEM Investment Council
  • purpose
  • council director
  • annual report

(1) The STEM Investment Council is established. The council shall function under the direction and control of the Oregon Education Investment Board established by section 1, chapter 519, Oregon Laws 2011.

(2)(a) The council is established for the purpose of assisting the Chief Education Officer in developing and overseeing a long-term strategy that advances the following educational goals related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics:

(A) Double the percentage of students in 4th and 8th grades who are proficient or advanced in mathematics and science, as determined using a nationally representative assessment of students knowledge in mathematics and science; and

(B) Double the number of students who earn a post-secondary degree requiring proficiency in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

(b) Achievement of the goals described in paragraph (a) of this subsection shall be determined based on a comparison between the 2014-2015 school year or academic year and the 2024-2025 school year or academic year.

(3) To advance the educational goals described in subsection (2) of this section, the council shall make recommendations to the Chief Education Officer regarding:

(a) The administration of the STEM Investment Grant Program established in ORS 327.380 (Application for grant); and

(b) Other investments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that are made or overseen by the Oregon Education Investment Board.

(4) The council consists of nine members from the private sector who are appointed by the Chief Education Officer and serve at the pleasure of the Chief Education Officer.

(5) To aid and advise the council in the performance of the councils duties, the council:

(a) Shall recruit educators and administrators from kindergarten through grade 12 and from post-secondary education to be nonvoting advisory members of the council;

(b) May recruit nonvoting advisory members to the council who are in addition to the members identified in paragraph (a) of this subsection; and

(c) May establish advisory and technical committees that the council considers necessary.

(6)(a) The Chief Education Officer shall appoint a council director. The council director shall serve at the pleasure of the Chief Education Officer.

(b) Except as otherwise directed by the Chief Education Officer, the activities of the council shall be directed and supervised by the council director.

(7) Members of the council are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement for expenses and serve as volunteers of the council.

(8) The council shall report annually to the Oregon Education Investment Board and the Legislative Assembly on the progress made toward achieving the goals described in subsection (2) of this section and the distribution of funds under the STEM Investment Grant Program. [2013 c.739 §1]

Note 1: The amendments to 326.500 (STEM Investment Council) by section 4, chapter 739, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative March 15, 2016. See section 10, chapter 519, Oregon Laws 2011, as amended by section 1, chapter 37, Oregon Laws 2012, section 5, chapter 286, Oregon Laws 2013, section 89, chapter 624, Oregon Laws 2013, section 9, chapter 660, Oregon Laws 2013, section 3, chapter 661, Oregon Laws 2013, section 5, chapter 739, Oregon Laws 2013, section 194, chapter 747, Oregon Laws 2013, and section 6, chapter 778, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative from March 15, 2016, until July 1, 2025, is set forth for the users convenience.

326.500 (STEM Investment Council). (1) The STEM Investment Council is established. The council shall function under the joint direction and control of the State Board of Education and the State Board of Higher Education.

(2)(a) The council is established for the purpose of assisting the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner for Community College Services and the Chancellor of the Oregon University System in jointly developing and overseeing a long-term strategy that advances the following educational goals related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics:

(A) Double the percentage of students in 4th and 8th grades who are proficient or advanced in mathematics and science, as determined using a nationally representative assessment of students knowledge in mathematics and science; and

(B) Double the number of students who earn a post-secondary degree requiring proficiency in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

(b) Achievement of the goals described in paragraph (a) of this subsection shall be determined based on a comparison between the 2014-2015 school year or academic year and the 2024-2025 school year or academic year.

(3) To advance the educational goals described in subsection (2) of this section, the council shall make recommendations to:

(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction regarding the administration of the STEM Investment Grant Program established in ORS 327.380 (Application for grant); and

(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner for Community College Services and the Chancellor of the Oregon University System regarding other investments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that are made or overseen by the State Board of Education or the State Board of Higher Education.

(4) The council consists of nine members from the private sector who are jointly appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner for Community College Services and the Chancellor of the Oregon University System and serve at the pleasure of the superintendent, commissioner and chancellor.

(5) To aid and advise the council in the performance of the councils duties, the council:

(a) Shall recruit educators and administrators from kindergarten through grade 12 and from post-secondary education to be nonvoting advisory members of the council;

(b) May recruit nonvoting advisory members to the council who are in addition to the members identified in paragraph (a) of this subsection; and

(c) May establish advisory and technical committees that the council considers necessary.

(6)(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner for Community College Services and the Chancellor of the Oregon University System shall jointly appoint a council director. The council director shall serve at the pleasure of the superintendent, commissioner and chancellor.

(b) Except as otherwise directed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner for Community College Services and the Chancellor of the Oregon University System, the activities of the council shall be directed and supervised by the council director.

(7) Members of the council are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement for expenses and serve as volunteers of the council.

(8) The council shall submit an annual report to the State Board of Education, the State Board of Higher Education and the Legislative Assembly on the progress made toward achieving the goals described in subsection (2) of this section and the distribution of funds under the STEM Investment Grant Program.

Note 2: The amendments to 326.500 (STEM Investment Council) by section 6, chapter 739, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2025. See section 10, chapter 519, Oregon Laws 2011, as amended by section 1, chapter 37, Oregon Laws 2012, section 5, chapter 286, Oregon Laws 2013, section 89, chapter 624, Oregon Laws 2013, section 9, chapter 660, Oregon Laws 2013, section 3, chapter 661, Oregon Laws 2013, section 5, chapter 739, Oregon Laws 2013, section 194, chapter 747, Oregon Laws 2013, and section 6, chapter 778, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative on and after July 1, 2025, is set forth for the users convenience.

326.500 (STEM Investment Council). (1) The STEM Investment Council is established. The council shall function under the joint direction and control of the State Board of Education and the State Board of Higher Education.

(2)(a) The council is established for the purpose of assisting the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner for Community College Services and the Chancellor of the Oregon University System in jointly developing and overseeing a long-term strategy that advances the following educational goals related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics:

(A) Having a specified percentage of students in 4th and 8th grades who are proficient or advanced in mathematics and science, as determined using a nationally representative assessment of students knowledge in mathematics and science; and

(B) Having a specified number of students who earn a post-secondary degree requiring proficiency in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

(b) Achievement of the goals described in paragraph (a) of this subsection shall be determined based on percentages and numbers determined by the council.

(3) To advance the educational goals described in subsection (2) of this section, the council shall make recommendations to:

(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction regarding the administration of the STEM Investment Grant Program established in ORS 327.380 (Application for grant); and

(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner for Community College Services and the Chancellor of the Oregon University System regarding other investments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that are made or overseen by the State Board of Education or the State Board of Higher Education.

(4) The council consists of nine members from the private sector who are jointly appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner for Community College Services and the Chancellor of the Oregon University System and serve at the pleasure of the superintendent, commissioner and chancellor.

(5) To aid and advise the council in the performance of the councils duties, the council:

(a) Shall recruit educators and administrators from kindergarten through grade 12 and from post-secondary education to be nonvoting advisory members of the council;

(b) May recruit nonvoting advisory members to the council who are in addition to the members identified in paragraph (a) of this subsection; and

(c) May establish advisory and technical committees that the council considers necessary.

(6)(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner for Community College Services and the Chancellor of the Oregon University System shall jointly appoint a council director. The council director shall serve at the pleasure of the superintendent, commissioner and chancellor.

(b) Except as otherwise directed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner for Community College Services and the Chancellor of the Oregon University System, the activities of the council shall be directed and supervised by the council director.

(7) Members of the council are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement for expenses and serve as volunteers of the council.

(8) The council shall submit an annual report to the State Board of Education, the State Board of Higher Education and the Legislative Assembly on the progress made toward achieving the goals described in subsection (2) of this section and the distribution of funds under the STEM Investment Grant Program.

Note 3: Sections 2 and 3, chapter 739, Oregon Laws 2013, provide:

Sec. 2. Report findings used to develop long-term strategy. When developing the long-term strategy that advances the educational goals related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics described in section 1 (2) of this 2013 Act [326.500 (STEM Investment Council) (2)], the STEM Investment Council shall take into consideration the findings of the report submitted by the Task Force on STEM Access and Success as required by section 1, chapter 94, Oregon Laws 2012. [2013 c.739 §2]

Sec. 3. Section 2 of this 2013 Act is repealed on June 30, 2018. [2013 c.739 §3]