2013 ORS § 339.141¹
Tuition prohibited for regular school program
  • other programs

(1) For the purposes of this section:

(a) Public charter school has the meaning given that term in ORS 338.005 (Definitions for chapter).

(b) Regular school program means the regular curriculum provided in the required full-time day sessions in the schools of the district, including public charter schools, for grades 1 through 12 and the school program for kindergarten during the period of approximately nine months each year when the schools of the district or public charter schools are normally in operation and does not include summer sessions or evening sessions.

(c) Tuition means payment for the cost of instruction and does not include fees authorized under ORS 339.155 (Prohibitions of certain fees as condition of admission).

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, district school boards and public charter schools may establish tuition rates to be paid by pupils receiving instruction in educational programs, classes or courses of study, including traffic safety education, which are not a part of the regular school program. Tuition charges, if made, shall not exceed the estimated cost to the district or public charter school of furnishing the program, class or course of study.

(3) Except as provided in ORS 336.805 (Reimbursement to course provider) for traffic safety education:

(a) No tuition shall be charged to any resident pupil regularly enrolled in the regular school program for special instruction received at any time in connection therewith.

(b) No program, class or course of study for which tuition is charged, except courses of study beyond the 12th grade, shall be eligible for reimbursement from state funds. [Formerly 336.165; 1999 c.200 §31; 1999 c.328 §12]

Note: The amendments to 339.141 (Tuition prohibited for regular school program) by section 5, 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.

339.141 (Tuition prohibited for regular school program). (1) For the purposes of this section:

(a) Public charter school has the meaning given that term in ORS 338.005 (Definitions for chapter).

(b) Regular school program means the regular curriculum that is provided in the schools of the school district, including public charter schools, and that is provided:

(A) As required full-day sessions in grades 1 through 12;

(B) As required half-day sessions in kindergarten or as optional full-day sessions in kindergarten; and

(C) During the hours and months when the schools of the school district or public charter schools are normally in operation, except summer sessions or evening sessions.

(c) Tuition means payment for the cost of instruction and does not include fees authorized under ORS 339.155 (Prohibitions of certain fees as condition of admission).

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, district school boards and public charter schools may establish tuition rates to be paid by pupils receiving instruction in educational programs, classes or courses of study, including traffic safety education, which are not a part of the regular school program. Tuition charges, if made, shall not exceed the estimated cost to the district or public charter school of furnishing the program, class or course of study.

(3) Except as provided in ORS 336.805 (Reimbursement to course provider) for traffic safety education:

(a) No tuition shall be charged to any resident pupil regularly enrolled in the regular school program for special instruction received at any time in connection therewith.

(b) No program, class or course of study for which tuition is charged, except courses of study beyond the 12th grade, shall be eligible for reimbursement from state funds.