2015 ORS 242.630¹
Investigation
  • findings
  • appeal

(1) The investigation pursuant to ORS 242.620 (Dismissal) shall be confined to determining whether the dismissal was or was not for political or religious reasons, or because of reasons of age as described in ORS chapter 659A, or was not made in good faith for the purpose of improving public service.

(2) If the board finds that the employee is entitled to reinstatement, it shall report its findings in writing to the school board, whereupon the employee shall be reinstated.

(3) If the board finds that the employee was properly discharged, the employee shall have a right of appeal from the board’s decision to the circuit court for the county in which the district lies. Appeals shall be perfected by service of notice of appeal upon the secretaries of the civil service board and school board, together with a copy of the decision of the civil service board certified to be a correct copy by the secretary thereof, whereupon the same shall be filed with the clerk of the court. [Amended by 1959 c.689 §12; 1977 c.400 §3; 1977 c.770 §11; 1993 c.778 §26; 2001 c.621 §76]

Notes of Decisions

Civil service board has authority over all appoint­ments and promo­tions within custodial classified civil service, whether filled by employees, subcontractors or volunteers. Walter v. Scherzinger, 339 Or 408, 121 P3d 644 (2005)

Chapter 242

Notes of Decisions

Policy of legislature was to provide for ap­peal to circuit court only in cases in which civil service com­mis­sion of county fire district ordered "removal, discharge, demo­tion or suspension," and thus order of reprimand of fireman was not ap­pealable. Hendrickson v. Civil Serv. Comm., 275 Or 127, 550 P2d 432 (1976)

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 44 (1971)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 242—Civil Service for City or School District Employees and Firefighters, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors242.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 242, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano242.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.