2013 ORS § 326.760¹
(Title not available: statute has been repealed or renumbered.)

[1991 c.693 §8; renumbered 329.095 (School district and school self-evaluations) in 1993]

Note: Sections 14 to 16 and 19, chapter 36, Oregon Laws 2012, provide:

Sec. 14. Achievement compacts; terms; report. (1) For the purposes of this section:

(a) Achievement compact means an agreement entered into between the Oregon Education Investment Board and the governing body of an education entity as described in this section.

(b) Education entity means:

(A) A school district, as defined in ORS 332.002 (Definitions for chapter);

(B) An education service district operated under ORS chapter 334;

(C) A community college district or community college service district operated under ORS chapter 341;

(D) The Oregon University System established by ORS 351.011 (Oregon University System established);

(E) A public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities); and

(F) The health professions and graduate science programs of the Oregon Health and Science University operated under ORS chapter 353.

(c) Governing body of an education entity means:

(A) For a school district, the school district board.

(B) For an education service district, the board of directors of the education service district.

(C) For a community college district or a community college service district, the board of education of the community college district.

(D) For the Oregon University System, the State Board of Higher Education.

(E) For a public university of the Oregon University System, the president of the university.

(F) For a public university with a governing board listed in section 3 of this 2013 Act [352.054 (List of universities with governing boards)], the governing board of the university.

(G) For the Oregon Health and Science University, the Oregon Health and Science University Board of Directors.

(2)(a) Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, the governing body of each education entity must enter into an achievement compact with the Oregon Education Investment Board for the fiscal year.

(b) Governing bodies of education entities identified in subsection (1)(b)(A) to (C) of this section shall enter into achievement compacts as part of the budgeting process under ORS 294.305 (Sections constituting Local Budget Law) to 294.565 (Failure to file copy of required budget, reports or other documents) and shall submit achievement compacts to the board prior to:

(A) October 15 of each year for governing bodies of education entities identified in subsection (1)(b)(A) or (B) of this section; or

(B) July 1 of each year for governing bodies of education entities identified in subsection (1)(b)(C) of this section.

(c) The board shall specify a process for adoption and a timeline for submission of achievement compacts for education entities identified in subsection (1)(b)(D) to (F) of this section.

(d) The board shall provide to each school district a number quantifying the districts estimated level of funding for the next fiscal year compared to the determination of funding needed to ensure that the states system of kindergarten through grade 12 public education meets the quality goals specified under ORS 327.506 (Quality education goals).

(3)(a) The board shall establish the terms for achievement compacts.

(b) The terms of an achievement compact may include:

(A) A description of goals for outcomes that are consistent with the educational goals identified in ORS 329.015 (Educational goals), the findings described in ORS 351.003 (Additional findings) and the mission of education provided in ORS 351.009 (Mission of education beyond high school).

(B) A description of the outcomes and measures of progress that will allow each education entity to quantify:

(i) Completion rates for:

(I) Critical stages of learning and programs of study;

(II) The attainment of diplomas, certificates and degrees; and

(III) Achieving the high school and post-secondary education goals established in ORS 351.009 (Mission of education beyond high school) and a projection of the progress needed to achieve those goals by 2025;

(ii) Validations of the quality of knowledge and skills acquired by students of the education entity; and

(iii) The relevance of the knowledge and skills acquired by the students of the education entity and the means by which those skills and knowledge will contribute to the workforce, the economy and society as described in state policy.

(C) Other information suggested by the governing body of an education entity and approved by the board.

(c) Notwithstanding the terms described in paragraph (b) of this subsection, for an achievement compact entered into by an education entity identified in subsection (1)(b)(F) of this section, the terms of the achievement compact shall be limited to the enrollment of, and attainment of degrees by, Oregon residents in programs for which the state provides funding.

(4)(a) The governing body of each education entity shall identify a target number and percentage of students for achievement of the outcomes, measures of progress and goals specified in the achievement compact for the fiscal year.

(b) The governing body of each education entity shall provide a target number and percentage of students for the aggregate of all disadvantaged subgroups, as defined by federal law or specified by rules adopted by the board. The target number and percentage of students must reflect the education entitys goals of improving education outcomes for disadvantaged student groups and closing any student achievement gaps between disadvantaged student groups and other student groups.

(5) As part of the process of entering into an achievement compact, the governing body of an education entity shall ensure that open communications are provided to parents, students, teachers or faculty, employees, exclusive bargaining representatives and community representatives, as appropriate for the type of education entity represented by the governing body of the education entity. The purposes of the open communications are to explain and discuss the outcomes, measures of progress, goals and targets specified in the achievement compact for the fiscal year. The open communications must be provided during each education entitys public budget process.

(6) The board shall specify the format of the achievement compacts and provide model achievement compacts to the governing body of each education entity.

(7) The board may adopt a timeline and method for governing bodies of education entities to provide the board with a report at the end of a fiscal year that describes the achievements made by the education entities during the fiscal year. The report:

(a) Must include disaggregated data for each disadvantaged student group specified by the board; and

(b) May state achievements in numbers and percentages and in relation to the outcomes, measures of progress, goals and targets specified in the achievement compact for the fiscal year. [2012 c.36 §14; 2013 c.434 §4; 2013 c.747 §202d; 2013 c.768 §155]

Note: The amendments to section 14, chapter 36, Oregon Laws 2012, by section 155, chapter 768, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 171, chapter 768, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, including amendments by section 4, chapter 434, Oregon Laws 2013, and section 202d, chapter 747, Oregon Laws 2013, is set forth for the users convenience.

Sec. 14. (1) For the purposes of this section:

(a) Achievement compact means an agreement entered into between the Oregon Education Investment Board and the governing body of an education entity as described in this section.

(b) Education entity means:

(A) A school district, as defined in ORS 332.002 (Definitions for chapter);

(B) An education service district operated under ORS chapter 334;

(C) A community college district or community college service district operated under ORS chapter 341;

(D) The Oregon University System established by ORS 351.011 (Oregon University System established);

(E) A public university of the Oregon University System, as listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities); and

(F) The health professions and graduate science programs of the Oregon Health and Science University operated under ORS chapter 353.

(c) Governing body of an education entity means:

(A) For a school district, the school district board.

(B) For an education service district, the board of directors of the education service district.

(C) For a community college district or a community college service district, the board of education of the community college district.

(D) For the Oregon University System, the State Board of Higher Education.

(E) For a public university of the Oregon University System, the president of the university.

(F) For the Oregon Health and Science University, the Oregon Health and Science University Board of Directors.

(2)(a) Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, the governing body of each education entity must enter into an achievement compact with the Oregon Education Investment Board for the fiscal year.

(b) Governing bodies of education entities identified in subsection (1)(b)(A) to (C) of this section shall enter into achievement compacts as part of the budgeting process under ORS 294.305 (Sections constituting Local Budget Law) to 294.565 (Failure to file copy of required budget, reports or other documents) and shall submit achievement compacts to the board prior to:

(A) October 15 of each year for governing bodies of education entities identified in subsection (1)(b)(A) or (B) of this section; or

(B) July 1 of each year for governing bodies of education entities identified in subsection (1)(b)(C) of this section.

(c) The board shall specify a process for adoption and a timeline for submission of achievement compacts for education entities identified in subsection (1)(b)(D) to (F) of this section.

(d) The board shall provide to each school district a number quantifying the districts estimated level of funding for the next fiscal year compared to the determination of funding needed to ensure that the states system of kindergarten through grade 12 public education meets the quality goals specified under ORS 327.506 (Quality education goals).

(3)(a) The board shall establish the terms for achievement compacts.

(b) The terms of an achievement compact may include:

(A) A description of goals for outcomes that are consistent with the educational goals identified in ORS 329.015 (Educational goals), the findings described in ORS 351.003 (Additional findings) and the mission of education provided in ORS 351.009 (Mission of education beyond high school).

(B) A description of the outcomes and measures of progress that will allow each education entity to quantify:

(i) Completion rates for:

(I) Critical stages of learning and programs of study;

(II) The attainment of diplomas, certificates and degrees; and

(III) Achieving the high school and post-secondary education goals established in ORS 351.009 (Mission of education beyond high school) and a projection of the progress needed to achieve those goals by 2025;

(ii) Validations of the quality of knowledge and skills acquired by students of the education entity; and

(iii) The relevance of the knowledge and skills acquired by the students of the education entity and the means by which those skills and knowledge will contribute to the workforce, the economy and society as described in state policy.

(C) Other information suggested by the governing body of an education entity and approved by the board.

(c) Notwithstanding the terms described in paragraph (b) of this subsection, for an achievement compact entered into by an education entity identified in subsection (1)(b)(F) of this section, the terms of the achievement compact shall be limited to the enrollment of, and attainment of degrees by, Oregon residents in programs for which the state provides funding.

(4)(a) The governing body of each education entity shall identify a target number and percentage of students for achievement of the outcomes, measures of progress and goals specified in the achievement compact for the fiscal year.

(b) The governing body of each education entity shall provide a target number and percentage of students for the aggregate of all disadvantaged subgroups, as defined by federal law or specified by rules adopted by the board. The target number and percentage of students must reflect the education entitys goals of improving education outcomes for disadvantaged student groups and closing any student achievement gaps between disadvantaged student groups and other student groups.

(5) As part of the process of entering into an achievement compact, the governing body of an education entity shall ensure that open communications are provided to parents, students, teachers or faculty, employees, exclusive bargaining representatives and community representatives, as appropriate for the type of education entity represented by the governing body of the education entity. The purposes of the open communications are to explain and discuss the outcomes, measures of progress, goals and targets specified in the achievement compact for the fiscal year. The open communications must be provided during each education entitys public budget process.

(6) The board shall specify the format of the achievement compacts and provide model achievement compacts to the governing body of each education entity.

(7) The board may adopt a timeline and method for governing bodies of education entities to provide the board with a report at the end of a fiscal year that describes the achievements made by the education entities during the fiscal year. The report:

(a) Must include disaggregated data for each disadvantaged student group specified by the board; and

(b) May state achievements in numbers and percentages and in relation to the outcomes, measures of progress, goals and targets specified in the achievement compact for the fiscal year.

Sec. 15. Waiver of specified requirements for purpose of entering into achievement compact. (1) For the purpose of entering into achievement compacts under section 14 of this 2012 Act and achieving the outcomes, measures of progress, goals and targets described in achievement compacts, the Oregon Education Investment Board:

(a) Shall direct the State Board of Education to waive for the 2012-2013 fiscal year compliance reporting requirements that are adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to rules adopted under ORS 327.103 (Standard school presumed) and that are related to standards that school districts are required to meet.

(b) May direct the Department of Education to waive, as permitted by federal law, requirements relating to local district continuous improvement plans specified under ORS 329.095 (School district and school self-evaluations).

(2) If the Oregon Education Investment Board directs that a compliance reporting requirement or a local district continuous improvement plan requirement be waived as provided by subsection (1) of this section, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education or the Department of Education may not find a school district deficient or nonstandard or otherwise penalize the school district for failure to comply with the waived requirement. [2012 c.36 §15]

Sec. 16. Achievement compact advisory committee for school district or education service district. (1) Each school district and education service district shall form an achievement compact advisory committee.

(2) An achievement compact advisory committee shall be responsible for developing an achievement compact and ensuring that an achievement compact is implemented.

(3) The governing body of a district shall appoint the members of an achievement compact advisory committee. The members shall consist of teachers, administrators and other appropriate education personnel who are employed by the district. When an employee organization represents educators of a district, the superintendent of the district, at the direction of the governing board of the district, shall collaborate with the local president of the employee organization to recommend the appointment of educators to the achievement compact advisory committee.

(4) An achievement compact advisory committee shall:

(a) Develop plans for achieving the districts outcomes, measures of progress, goals and targets expressed in an achievement compact, including methods of assessing and reporting progress toward the achievement of goals and targets; and

(b) Recommend outcomes, measures of progress, goals and targets to be contained in the districts achievement compact for the next fiscal year.

(5) Each achievement compact advisory committee shall present its recommendations in a report to the governing board of the district no later than May 1 of each year. An achievement compact advisory committees report and recommendations shall be considered by the governing board of the district when entering into an achievement compact for the next fiscal year. The governing board shall file the achievement compact advisory committees report with each achievement compact it adopts and forwards to the Oregon Education Investment Board. [2012 c.36 §16; 2013 c.434 §3]

Sec. 19. Repeal. Sections 14 to 18 of this 2012 Act are repealed on July 1, 2015. [2012 c.36 §19]