2007 ORS 329.007¹
Definitions

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

(1) "Academic content standards" means expectations of student knowledge and skills adopted by the State Board of Education under ORS 329.045 (Revision of Common Curriculum Goals, performance indicators, diploma requirements, Essential Learning Skills and academic content standards).

(2) "Administrator" includes all persons whose duties require an administrative license.

(3) "Board" or "state board" means the State Board of Education.

(4) "Community learning center" means a school-based or school-linked program providing informal meeting places and coordination for community activities, adult education, child care, information and referral and other services as described in ORS 329.157 (Identification and coordination of existing resources). "Community learning center" includes, but is not limited to, a community school program as defined in ORS 336.505 ("Community school program" defined), family resource centers as described in ORS 417.725 (Key elements of system), full service schools, lighted schools and 21st century community learning centers.

(5) "Department" means the Department of Education.

(6) "English" includes, but is not limited to, reading and writing.

(7) "History, geography, economics and civics" includes, but is not limited to, Oregon Studies.

(8) "Oregon Studies" means history, geography, economics and civics specific to the State of Oregon. Oregon Studies instruction in Oregon government shall include municipal, county, tribal and state government, as well as the electoral and legislative processes.

(9) "Parents" means parents or guardians of students who are covered by this chapter.

(10) "Public charter school" has the meaning given that term in ORS 338.005 (Definitions).

(11) "School district" means a school district as defined in ORS 332.002 (Definitions), a state-operated school or any legally constituted combination of such entities.

(12) "Second languages" means any foreign language or American Sign Language.

(13) "Teacher" means any licensed employee of a school district who has direct responsibility for instruction, coordination of educational programs or supervision of students and who is compensated for such services from public funds. "Teacher" does not include a school nurse, as defined in ORS 342.455 (Definition of "school nurse"), or a person whose duties require an administrative license.

(14) "The arts" includes, but is not limited to, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts.

(15) "21st Century Schools Council" means a council established pursuant to ORS 329.704 (Local 21st Century Schools Councils). [1995 c.660 §2; 1999 c.1023 §4; 1999 c.1029 §1; 2001 c.759 §1; 2003 c.303 §2; 2007 c.858 §1]

Note: The amendments to 329.007 (Definitions) by section 1, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to the 2008-2009 school year. See section 41, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 school year is set forth for the user’s convenience.

329.007 (Definitions). As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Academic content standards" or "academic standards" means expectations of student knowledge and skills adopted by the State Board of Education under ORS 329.045 (Revision of Common Curriculum Goals, performance indicators, diploma requirements, Essential Learning Skills and academic content standards).

(2) "Administrator" includes all persons whose duties require an administrative license.

(3) "Board" or "state board" means the State Board of Education.

(4) "Community learning center" means a school-based or school-linked program providing informal meeting places and coordination for community activities, adult education, child care, information and referral and other services as described in ORS 329.157 (Identification and coordination of existing resources). "Community learning center" includes, but is not limited to, a community school program as defined in ORS 336.505 ("Community school program" defined), family resource centers as described in ORS 417.725 (Key elements of system), full service schools, lighted schools and 21st century community learning centers.

(5) "Department" means the Department of Education.

(6) "District planning committee" means a committee composed of teachers, administrators, school board members and public members established for the purposes of ORS 329.537 to 329.605.

(7) "English" includes, but is not limited to, reading and writing.

(8) "History, geography, economics and civics" includes, but is not limited to, Oregon Studies.

(9) "Oregon Studies" means history, geography, economics and civics specific to the State of Oregon. Oregon Studies instruction in Oregon government shall include municipal, county, tribal and state government, as well as the electoral and legislative processes.

(10) "Parents" means parents or guardians of students who are covered by this chapter.

(11) "Public charter school" has the meaning given that term in ORS 338.005 (Definitions).

(12) "School district" means a school district as defined in ORS 332.002 (Definitions), an education service district, a state-operated school or any legally constituted combination of such entities.

(13) "School Improvement and Professional Development program" means a formal plan submitted by a school district and approved by the Department of Education according to criteria specified in ORS 329.675 to 329.745 and 329.788 (Definitions for ORS 329.788 to 329.820) to 329.820 (Evaluation of programs).

(14) "Second languages" means any foreign language or American Sign Language.

(15) "Teacher" means any licensed employee of a school district who has direct responsibility for instruction, coordination of educational programs or supervision of students and who is compensated for such services from public funds. "Teacher" does not include a school nurse, as defined in ORS 342.455 (Definition of "school nurse"), or a person whose duties require an administrative license.

(16) "The arts" includes, but is not limited to, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts.

(17) "21st Century Schools Council" means a council established pursuant to ORS 329.704 (Local 21st Century Schools Councils).

(18) "Work-related learning experiences" means opportunities in which all students may participate in high quality programs that provide industry related and subject matter related learning experiences that prepare students for further education, future employment and lifelong learning.

Note: 329.007 (Definitions) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 329 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 329

Notes of Decisions

Oregon Educa­tional Act for 21st Century does not facially violate students' rights under First Amend­ment to United States Constitu­tion. Tennison v. Paulus, 144 F3d 1285 (9th Cir. 1998)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 329—Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­329.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 329, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­329ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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.