2013 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) (1)(b) 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 as a second language program under ORS 336.079 (Special English courses for certain children).

(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]

Note: The amendments to 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts) by section 1, chapter 641, Oregon Laws 2013, apply to State School Fund distributions commencing with the 2014-2015 distributions. See section 2, chapter 641, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that applies to State School Fund distributions prior to the 2014-2015 distributions is set forth for the users convenience.

327.013 (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) (1)(b) 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 as a second language program under ORS 336.079 (Special English courses for certain children).

(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 children 5 to 17 years of age in poverty families in the district, as determined by the Department of Education from a report of the United States Department of Education based on the most recent federal decennial census, as adjusted by the school districts proportion of students in the county receiving free or reduced price lunches under the United States Department of Agricultures current Income Eligibility Guidelines if the number is higher than the number determined from census data and only if the school district had an average daily membership of 2,500 or less for the 1995-1996 school year, and as further adjusted by the number of students in average daily membership in June of the year of distribution divided by number of students in average daily membership in the district, or its predecessors, in June of the year of the most recent federal decennial census;

(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.

Note: Section 1, chapter 278, Oregon Laws 2013, provides:

Sec. 1. Evaluation of impact of poverty on educational attainment. (1) The Department of Education shall conduct an evaluation of the means by which the impact of poverty on educational attainment is addressed by state law. The study shall include an analysis of:

(a) Distributions of the State School Fund.

(b) Standards for equivalency in opportunities to learn across neighborhoods and economic circumstances.

(c) Efforts to mitigate disparities in opportunities that are provided outside of the school day or the school year.

(2) The department shall submit a report on the evaluation described in subsection (1) of this section to the interim legislative committees on education no later than July 1, 2014. The report may include recommendations for proposed legislative changes. [2013 c.278 §1]