ORS 336.670¹
Contract for services
  • placement

(1) A qualified school district may contract with a qualified private alternative education program to provide services to homeschooled children. A qualified school district that contracts with a program under this section shall evaluate and monitor the program.

(2) Other school districts may place students in a qualified private alternative education program. Except as provided in subsection (1) of this section, if a school district places a student in a program under this subsection, the school district is not required to evaluate and monitor the program.

(3) When necessary to meet a qualified homeschooled child’s educational needs and interests, the parent or legal guardian with the approval of the resident district and the attending district may enroll the child in a qualified private alternative education program. If the child is determined to be eligible for special education under ORS 343.221 (Special education required) to 343.236 (State reimbursed or operated local, county or regional programs) and 343.261 (Instruction of certain hospitalized children) to 343.295 (Document of successful completion), the program must be approved by the Department of Education prior to the placement of the student in the program.

(4) As a condition of enrolling in a qualified private alternative education program:

(a) A qualified homeschooled child may not be required to have previously attended a public school;

(b) A school district is not required to find that the student is not benefiting, has not benefited or will not benefit from attendance in public school or other alternative education programs; and

(c) A school district is not required to conduct an assessment of the child in order to find that the program would meet the child’s educational needs and interests. [2007 c.846 §3]

Note: Section 4, chapter 846, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 4. Notwithstanding section 3 (3) of this 2007 Act [336.670 (Contract for services) (3)], if a qualified homeschooled child was enrolled in a qualified private alternative education program prior to the effective date of this 2007 Act [July 31, 2007], additional approval from the resident or attending school district is not required and the qualified homeschooled child may continue to attend the program. [2007 c.846 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 336—Conduct of Schools Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors336.­pdf (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. Currency Information