2007 ORS 326.136¹
District Best Business Practices Advisory Committee

(1) There is established the District Best Business Practices Advisory Committee. The advisory committee shall consist of:

(a) One member appointed by the President of the Senate from among the members of the Senate;

(b) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives from among the members of the House of Representatives; and

(c) The following members appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction:

(A) One member who is a representative of district school boards;

(B) One member who is a representative of district administrators;

(C) One member who is a representative of district teachers;

(D) One member who is employed by a district as a business manager;

(E) One member who is a member of a board of directors of an education service district; and

(F) One member who is a representative of district classified employees.

(2) In addition to the members appointed under subsection (1) of this section, the superintendent may appoint additional members who have special expertise in district business practices.

(3) The advisory committee shall advise the Department of Education on the development of a system for auditing the business practices of districts under ORS 326.133 (Auditing), including:

(a) The designation of best business practices of districts;

(b) The method of selecting districts that volunteer for an audit;

(c) The interpretation and understanding of audit results; and

(d) Monitoring and reporting the district responses to the results of the audits.

(4) A majority of the members of the advisory committee constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(5) The advisory committee shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the advisory committee.

(6) Official action by the advisory committee requires the approval of a majority of the members of the advisory committee.

(7) The advisory committee shall elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

(8) The term of office of each member is two years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.

(9) The department shall provide staff support to the advisory committee.

(10) Members of the advisory committee who are not members of the Legislative Assembly 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 incurred in performing functions of the advisory committee shall be paid out of funds appropriated to the department for that purpose.

(11) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 ("State government" defined), and all districts are directed to assist the advisory committee 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 advisory committee consider necessary to perform their duties. [2007 c.839 §13]

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.