ORS 339.430¹
Approval of voluntary organizations to administer interscholastic activities required
  • rule review
  • suspension or revocation of approval
  • appeal of organization’s ruling

(1) Voluntary organizations that desire to administer interscholastic activities shall apply to the State Board of Education for approval.

(2) The board shall review the rules and bylaws of the voluntary organization to determine that the rules and bylaws do not conflict with state law or rules of the board.

(3) A voluntary organization must submit to the board for review any rules, or changes in rules, that specify the criteria for the placement of a school into an interscholastic activity district. A voluntary organization may not establish or change an interscholastic activity district until the board has approved the rules of the voluntary organization.

(4) If a voluntary organization meets the standards established under ORS 326.051 (Board functions) and its rules and bylaws do not conflict with state law or rules of the board, the board shall approve the organization. An approved voluntary organization is qualified to administer interscholastic activities.

(5) The board may suspend or revoke its approval if an approved organization is found to have violated state law, rules of the board or subsection (3) of this section. If a voluntary organization is not approved or its approval is suspended or revoked, it may appeal the denial, suspension or revocation as a contested case under ORS chapter 183.

(6) A voluntary organization’s decisions concerning interscholastic activities may be appealed to the board, which may hear the matter or by rule may delegate authority to a hearing officer to hold a hearing and enter a final order under ORS chapter 183. Such decisions may be appealed under ORS 183.482 (Jurisdiction for review of contested cases). [Formerly 326.058; 2001 c.104 §114; 2001 c.368 §1; 2003 c.184 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Voluntary organiza­tions administering interscholastic activities are public entities for purposes of Americans with Disabilities Act. Bingham v. Oregon School Activities Associa­tion, 37 F. Supp. 2d 1189 (D. Or. 1999)

"Criteria" for place­ment of school into interscholastic ac­tivity district refers to pertinent considera­tions rather than to particular measure­ments used to apply considera­tions. Lane County School District 4J v. Oregon School Activities Associa­tion, 212 Or App 373, 157 P3d 1241 (2007)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 339—School Attendance; Admission; Discipline; Safety, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors339.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 339, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­339ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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