ORS 326.051¹
Board functions
  • rules

Subject to ORS 417.300 (Purpose of ORS 417.305) and 417.305 (Legislative findings relating to serving children and families):

(1) In addition to such other duties as are prescribed by law and pursuant to the requirement of ORS chapter 183, the State Board of Education shall:

(a) Establish state standards for public kindergartens and public elementary and secondary schools consistent with the policies stated in ORS 326.011 (Policy).

(b) Adopt rules for the general governance of public kindergartens and public elementary and secondary schools and public community colleges.

(c) Prescribe required or minimum courses of study.

(d) Adopt rules regarding school and interscholastic activities in accordance with standards established pursuant to paragraph (f) of this subsection.

(e) Adopt rules that provide that no public elementary or secondary school shall discriminate in determining participation in interscholastic activities. As used in this paragraph, "discrimination" has the meaning given that term in ORS 659.850 (Discrimination in education prohibited).

(f) Adopt standards applicable to voluntary organizations that administer interscholastic activities as provided in ORS 339.430 (Approval of voluntary organizations to administer interscholastic activities required).

(g) Adopt rules that will eliminate the use and purchase of elemental mercury, mercury compounds and mercury-added instructional materials by public elementary and secondary schools.

(2) The State Board of Education may:

(a) Consistent with the laws of this state, accept money or property not otherwise provided for under paragraph (b) of this subsection, which is donated for the use or benefit of the public kindergartens and public elementary and secondary schools and public community colleges and use such money or property for the purpose for which it was donated. Until it is used, the board shall deposit any money received under this paragraph in a special fund with the State Treasurer as provided in ORS 293.265 (Moneys collected to be turned over to State Treasurer) to 293.275 (Disbursement of moneys).

(b) Apply for federal funds and accept and enter into any contracts or agreements in behalf of the state for the receipt of such funds from the federal government or its agencies for educational purposes, including but not limited to any funds available for the school lunch program, for career education purposes, for professional technical educational purposes, for adult education, for manpower programs and any grants available to the state or its political subdivisions for general federal aid for public kindergartens and public elementary and secondary schools and public community colleges and their auxiliary services, improvement of teacher preparation, teacher salaries, construction of school buildings, administration of the Department of Education and any other educational activities under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education.

(c) Adopt rules to administer the United States Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for public and private prekindergarten through grade 12 schools and residential child care facilities.

(3) The State Board of Education shall provide a separate, identifiable place on its agenda six times a year for community college issues. The state board may also consider matters affecting community colleges at any regular or special meeting. [1965 c.100 §6; 1965 c.519 §14; 1967 c.67 §24; 1969 c.284 §1; 1971 c.513 §9; 1973 c.707 §1; 1975 c.459 §1; 1975 c.605 §17a; 1981 c.91 §1; 1987 c.404 §2; 1987 c.474 §2; 1989 c.834 §§12,13; 1993 c.45 §§5,6; 2001 c.530 §1; 2003 c.14 §146; 2003 c.151 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Voluntary organiza­tions administering interscholastic activities are public entities for purposes of Americans with Disabilities Act. Bingham v. Oregon School Activities Associa­tion, 37 F. Supp. 2d 1189 (D. Or. 1999)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Board to adopt rules concerning physical examina­tions, (1976) Vol 37, p 1185

Law Review Cita­tions

69 OLR 333 (1990)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 326—State Administration of Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­326.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 326, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­326ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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