ORS 343.495¹
Operation of early childhood special education or early intervention programs by department

(1) If no contractor is designated for a service area, and no qualified county agency is available to manage the necessary services or to subcontract the services, the Department of Education may provide early childhood special education and early intervention services in a local, county or service area.

(2) Contractors designated under this section shall:

(a) Participate in the planning process under ORS 417.777 (Local early childhood system plan) to develop a voluntary local early childhood system plan; and

(b) Coordinate services with other services that are coordinated through the plan. The coordination of services shall be consistent with federal and state law.

(3) Programs operated by the Department of Education must comply with rules adopted by the State Board of Education for early childhood special education and early intervention contractors. [1991 c.749 §10; 1993 c.45 §233; 2001 c.831 §27]

Chapter 343

Notes of Decisions

As handicapped children are entitled under this chapter to receive special educa­tion and related services free of charge, where private residential place­ment for handicapped child has been found necessary, tui­tion expense must be borne by school district, and this obliga­tion is not limited to school year. Mahoney v. Adm. Sch. Dist. No. 1, 42 Or App 665, 601 P2d 826 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 343—Special Education Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors343.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 343, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­343ano.­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. Currency Information