2015 ORS § 342.120¹
Definitions for chapter

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Administrator includes but is not limited to all superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals and academic program directors in public schools or education service districts who have direct responsibility for supervision or evaluation of licensed teachers and who are compensated for their services from public funds.

(2) Administrative license means a license issued under ORS 342.125 (Types of licenses) (2)(f) or (g).

(3) Approved educator preparation program means a licensure program that is offered by an approved educator preparation provider and meets the standards of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(4) Approved educator preparation provider means an entity that meets the standards of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission for preparation of licensed educators for preprimary programs through grade 12.

(5) Instruction includes preparation of curriculum, assessment and direction of learning in class, in small groups, in individual situations, online, in the library and in guidance and counseling, but does not include the provision of related services, as defined in ORS 343.035 (Definitions for chapter), to a child identified as a child with a disability pursuant to ORS 343.146 (Determination of eligibility for special education services) to 343.183 (Effect of school district failure to comply) when provided in accordance with ORS 343.221 (Special education required).

(6) Instructional assistant means a classified school employee who does not require a license to teach, who is employed by a school district or education service district and whose assignment consists of and is limited to assisting a licensed teacher in accordance with rules established by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(7) Teacher includes all licensed employees in the public schools or employed by an education service district who have direct responsibility for instruction or coordination of educational programs and who are compensated for their services from public funds. Teacher does not include a school nurse as defined in ORS 342.455 (Definition of school nurse) or an instructional assistant.

(8) Teaching license means a license issued under ORS 342.125 (Types of licenses) or 342.144 (American Indian languages teaching license).

(9) Underrepresented person means:

(a) A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa, but who is not Hispanic;

(b) A person of Hispanic culture or origin;

(c) A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands; or

(d) An American Indian or Alaskan Native having origins in any of the original peoples of North America. [1961 c.439 §1; 1965 c.100 §348; 1965 c.550 §1; 1973 c.270 §2; 1975 c.278 §1; 1981 c.393 §1; 1981 c.469 §5; 1989 c.125 §1; 1993 c.45 §149; 2001 c.653 §4; 2007 c.70 §100; 2011 c.609 §4; 2015 c.647 §§6,36]