2007 ORS 338.005¹

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

(1) "Applicant" means any person or group that develops and submits a written proposal for a public charter school to a sponsor.

(2) "Public charter school" means an elementary or secondary school offering a comprehensive instructional program operating under a written agreement entered into between a sponsor and an applicant and operating pursuant to this chapter.

(3) "Remote and necessary school district" means a school district that offers kindergarten through grade 12 and has:

(a) An average daily membership (ADM), as defined in ORS 327.006 (Definitions), in the prior fiscal year of less than 110; and

(b) A school that is located, by the nearest traveled road, more than 20 miles from the nearest school or from a city with a population of more than 5,000.

(4) "Sponsor" means:

(a) The board of the common school district or the union high school district in which the public charter school is located that has developed a written charter with an applicant to create a public charter school.

(b) The State Board of Education pursuant to ORS 338.075 (Review of school district board decision). [1999 c.200 §2; 2007 c.575 §2]

Note: Section 3, chapter 575, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 3. The amendments to ORS 338.005 (Definitions) and 338.035 (Establishment requirements) by sections 1 and 2 of this 2007 Act apply to a public charter school that:

(1) First begins operation as a public charter school on or after the effective date of this 2007 Act [July 1, 2007]; or

(2) Renews its charter on or after the effective date of this 2007 Act. [2007 c.575 §3]

Chapter 338

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Ability of charter school to contract opera­tions to private, for-profit entity, (2000) Vol 49, p 254

Law Review Cita­tions

36 WLR 265 (2000)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 338—Public Charter Schools, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­338.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 338, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­338ano.­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.