2015 ORS § 327.013¹
State School Fund distribution computations for school districts

The State School Fund distributions for school districts include the following grants:

(1) General Purpose Grant = Funding Percentage Target Grant District extended ADMw. For the purpose of the calculation made under this subsection:

(a) The funding percentage shall be calculated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to distribute as nearly as practicable the total sum of money available for distribution.

(b) Target Grant = Statewide Target per ADMw Grant + Teacher Experience Factor. For the purpose of the calculation made under this paragraph:

(A) Statewide Target per ADMw Grant = $4,500.

(B) Teacher Experience Factor = $25 {District average teacher experience statewide average teacher experience}. As used in this subparagraph, average teacher experience means the average, in years, of teaching experience of licensed teachers as reported to the Department of Education.

(c) District extended ADMw = ADMw or ADMw of the prior year, whichever is greater. The calculation of the district extended ADMw must be made as provided by ORS 338.155 (Distributions of State School Fund amounts) if a public charter school is located in the school district. For the purpose of this paragraph:

(A) Weighted average daily membership or ADMw = average daily membership + an additional amount computed as follows:

(i) 1.0 [bad link] for each student in average daily membership eligible for special education as a child with a disability under ORS 343.035 (Definitions for chapter), which may not exceed 11 percent of the districts ADM without review and approval by the Department of Education. Children with disabilities eligible for special education in adult local correctional facilities, as defined in ORS 169.005 (Definitions for ORS 169.005 to 169.677 and 169.730 to 169.800), or adult regional correctional facilities, as defined in ORS 169.620 (Regional correctional facility defined), may not be included in the calculation made under this sub-subparagraph.

(ii) 0.5 for each student in average daily membership eligible for and enrolled in an English language learner program under ORS 336.079 (English language learners).

(iii) 0.2 for each student in average daily membership enrolled in a union high school district or in an area of a unified school district where the district is only responsible for educating students in grades 9 through 12 in that area.

(iv) 0.1 for each student in average daily membership enrolled in an elementary district operating kindergarten through grade six or kindergarten through grade eight or in an area of a unified school district where the district is only responsible for educating students in kindergarten through grade eight.

(v) 0.25 times the sum of the following:

(I) The number of students who are in average daily membership and who are also in poverty families, as determined by the Department of Education based on rules adopted by the State Board of Education that incorporate poverty data published by the United States Census Bureau, student data provided by school districts and other data identified by the board;

(II) The number of children in foster homes in the district as determined by the report of the Department of Human Services to the United States Department of Education, Annual Statistical Report on Children in Foster Homes and Children in Families Receiving AFDC Payments in Excess of the Poverty Income Level, or its successor, for October 31 of the year prior to the year of distribution; and

(III) The number of children in the district in state-recognized facilities for neglected and delinquent children, based on information from the Department of Human Services for October 31 of the year prior to the year of distribution.

(vi) The amount determined under ORS 327.077 (Remote small elementary school and small high school determination) for each remote small elementary school and for each small high school in the district.

(B) All numbers of children used for the computation in this paragraph must reflect any district consolidations that have occurred since the numbers were compiled.

(C) The total additional weight that shall be assigned to any student in average daily membership in a district, exclusive of students described in subparagraph (A)(v) and (vi) of this paragraph, may not exceed 2.0 [bad link].

(2) High cost disabilities grant = the total amount received by a school district under ORS 327.348 (High Cost Disabilities Account) for providing special education and related services to resident pupils with disabilities.

(3)(a) Transportation grant equals:

(A) 70 percent of approved transportation costs for those school districts ranked below the 80th percentile under paragraph (b) of this subsection.

(B) 80 percent of approved transportation costs for those school districts ranked in or above the 80th percentile but below the 90th percentile under paragraph (b) of this subsection.

(C) 90 percent of approved transportation costs for those school districts ranked in or above the 90th percentile under paragraph (b) of this subsection.

(b) Each fiscal year, the Department of Education shall rank school districts based on the approved transportation costs per ADM of each school district, ranking the school district with the highest approved transportation costs per ADM at the top of the order.

(4)(a) Facility Grant = 8 percent of total construction costs of new school buildings.

(b) A school district shall receive a Facility Grant in the distribution year that a new school building is first used.

(c) As used in this subsection:

(A) New school building includes new school buildings, structures added onto existing school buildings and premanufactured structures added to a school district if those buildings or structures are to be used for instructing students.

(B) Construction costs does not include costs for land acquisition. [1991 c.780 §4; 1993 c.61 §5; 1993 c.690 §3; 1995 c.649 §4; 1996 c.19 §2; 1997 c.541 §§367,368,368a; 1997 c.804 §§1,2; 1999 c.186 §11; 1999 c.989 §31; 1999 c.1066 §§25,26,30; 1999 c.1094 §5; 2001 c.670 §§10,12; 2001 c.695 §§15,17,20,23; 2003 c.715 §§8,10,13; 2005 c.803 §7; 2006 c.4 §§2,4; 2007 c.70 §§90,91; 2007 c.778 §§1,3,6; 2009 c.698 §7; 2011 c.684 §8; 2013 c.641 §1; 2015 c.604 §13; 2015 c.644 §7]

Note: Sections 1 to 3, chapter 803, Oregon Laws 2015, provide:

Sec. 1. Prohibition on State School Fund distributions for certain students who have satisfied requirements for high school diploma. (1) Except as provided by subsections (2) and (3) of this section, a school district may not receive State School Fund distributions under ORS 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts) for a student who:

(a) Has satisfied the requirements for a high school diploma, as provided by ORS 329.451 (High school diploma) (2);

(b) Remains enrolled at a school district; and

(c) Has enrolled in one or more college-level courses offered through a community college or a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities).

(2) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section prevents a school district from receiving State School Fund distributions for a student who:

(a) Has not been in grades 9 through 12 for more than a total of four years; or

(b) Has been in grades 9 through 12 for more than a total of four years because the student:

(A) Has not satisfied the requirements for a high school diploma, as provided by ORS 329.451 (High school diploma) (2);

(B) Is satisfying the requirements for a modified diploma or an extended diploma; or

(C) Has satisfied the requirements for a modified diploma or an extended diploma but has not satisfied the requirements for a high school diploma, as provided by ORS 329.451 (High school diploma) (2).

(3) A school district may receive State School Fund distributions for a student described in subsection (1) of this section if, prior to June 1, 2015, the student had enrolled in an educational program offered by the school district for the 2015-2016 school year.

(4) Nothing in this section prohibits a school district from:

(a) Expending moneys related to the education of students described in subsection (1) of this section, as long as the school district does not receive State School Fund distributions for that purpose; or

(b) Entering into agreements with community colleges or public universities to provide college-level courses to students of the school district and paying for the tuition, fees or books for those courses with State School Fund distributions, as long as the courses are not provided to students described in subsection (1) of this section. [2015 c.803 §1]

Sec. 2. Applicability. Section 1 of this 2015 Act applies to the 2015-2016 school year. [2015 c.803 §2]

Sec. 3. Repeal. Section 1 of this 2015 Act is repealed on July 1, 2016. [2015 c.803 §3]