2011 ORS § 327.106¹
School districts required to offer kindergarten through grade 12
  • exceptions

(1) Any school district that does not offer education programs in kindergarten through grade 12 on and after July 1, 1997, shall be considered nonstandard under ORS 327.103 (Standard school presumed).

(2) This section shall not apply to any school district not required to merge under section 2 (3) or (4), chapter 393, Oregon Laws 1991.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a school district shall not be considered to be nonstandard under ORS 327.103 (Standard school presumed) if:

(a) The school district offered education programs in kindergarten through grade 12 on September 1, 1996;

(b) After September 1, 1996, a majority of the board of the school district voted not to offer education programs in grades 9 through 12; and

(c) The school district merges with a unified school district and the merger takes effect under ORS 330.103 (Effective date of change or merger) within one year after the vote of the board under paragraph (b) of this subsection. [1991 c.393 §3; 1995 c.659 §2; 1997 c.521 §13]

Note: The amendments to 327.106 (School districts required to offer kindergarten through grade 12) by section 4, chapter 704, Oregon Laws 2011, become operative July 1, 2015, and first apply to the 2015-2016 school year. See sections 6 and 14, chapter 704, Oregon Laws 2011. The text that is operative on and after July 1, 2015, is set forth for the users convenience.

327.106 (School districts required to offer kindergarten through grade 12). (1) Any school district that does not offer education programs in kindergarten through grade 12 shall be considered nonstandard under ORS 327.103 (Standard school presumed). A school district may satisfy the requirements of this section by offering half-day kindergarten or full-day kindergarten.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a school district is not considered to be nonstandard under ORS 327.103 (Standard school presumed) if the school district:

(a) Is not required to merge under section 2 (3) or (4), chapter 393, Oregon Laws 1991.

(b) Meets all of the following requirements:

(A) The school district offered education programs in kindergarten through grade 12 on September 1, 1996;

(B) After September 1, 1996, a majority of the board of the school district voted not to offer education programs in grades 9 through 12; and

(C) The school district merges with a unified school district and the merger takes effect under ORS 330.103 (Effective date of change or merger) within one year after the vote of the board under this paragraph.

(c) Is a union high school district, as defined in ORS 330.005 (Division of state into school districts).

Note: 327.106 (School districts required to offer kindergarten through grade 12) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 327 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.