2015 ORS § 344.058¹
(Title not available: statute has been repealed or renumbered.)

[1999 c.1028 §1; 2005 c.22 §239; 2009 c.94 §17; renumbered 344.095 (Frontier Learning Network program) in 2015]

Note: Sections 16 to 18, chapter 763, Oregon Laws 2015, provide:

Sec. 16. Pilot program to increase student exposure and access to career and technical education. (1) The Department of Education shall administer a pilot program to increase students exposure and access to career and technical education that can lead to high wage and high demand jobs.

(2) Under the pilot program, the school district board of a school district participating in the pilot program must:

(a) Ensure that career and technical education courses are developed so that, either as individual courses or as a series of courses, the courses satisfy:

(A) Credit requirements under ORS 329.451 (High school diploma).

(B) Requirements for admission to community colleges and public universities in this state.

(C) When appropriate, credit requirements for accelerated college credit programs.

(b) Adopt full or partial course equivalencies for career and technical education courses and other courses offered in the high schools of the school district.

(c) Develop a procedure for approving full or partial course equivalencies for career and technical education courses and related courses that are offered:

(A) In the high schools of the school district; and

(B) Through a community college, an apprenticeship program or an on-the-job training program.

(3) The Department of Education shall assist school districts participating in the pilot program by:

(a) Recommending career and technical education curricula or standards that assist in making a career and technical education course equivalent to another high school course.

(b) Providing information about effective practices to develop and approve a career and technical education course to be equivalent to another high school course in a core academic subject.

(c) Providing professional development and technical assistance to school districts in collaboration with the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(d) When appropriate, entering into contracts with public or private entities to provide technical assistance to school districts participating in the pilot program.

(4) The Department of Education shall identify at least three school districts to participate in the pilot program. To the extent practicable, the department shall select school districts that represent a demographic diversity.

(5)(a) The Department of Education shall award grants to school districts that participate in the pilot program from moneys available to the department for the pilot program, including moneys distributed under section 1 of this 2015 Act [327.372 (Funding for activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and to career and technical education)].

(b) Grants shall be awarded in a manner that allows a school district to develop standards to meet the requirements described in subsection (2) of this section and allows one year to implement the standards. [2015 c.763 §16]

Sec. 17. Reports on pilot program. The Department of Education shall submit reports on the progress of the pilot program established by section 16 of this 2015 Act. A report shall be submitted to the appropriate legislative committees on education no later than September 15, 2016, and September 15, 2017. [2015 c.763 §17]

Sec. 18. Repeal of pilot program. Sections 16 and 17 of this 2015 Act are repealed on January 2, 2018. [2015 c.763 §18]