2007 ORS 326.111¹
Department of Education
  • composition
  • functions

(1) The Department of Education is created and shall function under the direction and control of the State Board of Education with the Superintendent of Public Instruction serving as an administrative officer for public school matters.

(2) The Department of Education shall consist of:

(a) Agencies and officers that are added by law to the Department of Education; and

(b) The administrative organizations and staffs required for the performance of the department’s functions.

(3) All administrative functions of the State Board of Education shall be exercised through the Department of Education, and the department shall exercise all administrative functions of the state relating to supervision, management and control of schools not conferred by law on some other agency. [1965 c.100 §10; 1967 c.552 §22; 1989 c.491 §2; 1991 c.757 §1; 1991 c.886 §2; 1993 c.45 §12; 1999 c.39 §3; 2005 c.209 §3]

Note: Sections 1 and 2, chapter 295, Oregon Laws 2007, provide:

Sec. 1. Task Force on School Nurses. (1) As used in this section, "school" means any kindergarten through grade 12 school that receives public funds.

(2) There is created the Task Force on School Nurses, consisting of eight members appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction as follows:

(a) Two members shall be chosen from among persons recommended by the Department of Education;

(b) One member shall be a member of a labor organization representing nurses;

(c) One member shall be a school nurse;

(d) Three members shall be experienced in issues relating to school health; and

(e) One member shall be a member of a school district board or a school administrator.

(3) The task force shall:

(a) Study and assess the availability of nursing services in Oregon schools and the feasibility of expanding existing services; and

(b) Recommend a plan to establish school nurses as a mandated service in all schools in Oregon.

(4) A majority of the members of the task force constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(5) Official action by the task force requires the approval of a majority of the members of the task force.

(6) The task force shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

(7) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.

(8) The task force shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the task force.

(9) The task force may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the task force.

(10) The task force shall submit a report concerning its findings to the interim committees on education no later than September 1, 2008.

(11) The Department of Education shall provide staff support to the task force.

(12) Members of the task force are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement and serve as volunteers on the task force.

(13) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 ("State government" defined), and school districts are directed to assist the task force in the performance of its duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish such information and advice as the members of the task force consider necessary to perform their duties. [2007 c.295 §1]

Sec. 2. Section 1 of this 2007 Act is repealed on the date of the convening of the next regular biennial legislative session. [2007 c.295 §2]

Note: Sections 1 and 2, chapter 773, Oregon Laws 2007, provide:

Sec. 1. Task Force on Civics and Financial Education. (1) There is created the Task Force on Civics and Financial Education consisting of nine members.

(2) The Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate shall each appoint three members from among groups representing school administrators, civics teachers, finance teachers, teachers who are members of a labor union, school district boards, students, business leaders and other groups with expertise in civics and financial education.

(3) The task force shall study and make recommendations about how to increase and improve civics and financial education in kindergarten through grade 12 public schools.

(4) A majority of the members of the task force constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(5) Official action by the task force requires the approval of a majority of the members of the task force.

(6) The task force shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

(7) If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.

(8) The task force shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the task force.

(9) The task force may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the task force.

(10) The task force shall submit a report, and may include recommendations for legislation, to the interim legislative committees on education on or before October 1, 2008.

(11) The Department of Education shall provide staff support to the task force.

(12) Members of the task force are not entitled to compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by them in the performance of their official duties in the manner and amounts provided for in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). Claims for expenses shall be paid out of funds appropriated to the department for that purpose.

(13) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 ("State government" defined), and school districts are directed to assist the task force in the performance of its duties and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish such information and advice as the members of the task force consider necessary to perform their duties. [2007 c.773 §1]

Sec. 2. Section 1 of this 2007 Act is repealed on the date of the convening of the next regular biennial legislative session. [2007 c.773 §2]

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 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.