ORS 327.254¹
Statewide Education Initiatives Account uses
  • rules

(1) The Department of Education shall use moneys in the Statewide Education Initiatives Account to provide funding for statewide education initiatives, including:

(a) Funding the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act at the levels prescribed by ORS 327.856 (High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Fund);

(b) Expanding school breakfast and lunch programs;

(c) Operating youth reengagement programs or providing youth reengagement services;

(d) Establishing and maintaining the Statewide School Safety and Prevention System under ORS 339.341 (Statewide School Safety and Prevention System);

(e) Developing and providing statewide equity initiatives, including the black or African-American education plan developed under ORS 329.841 (Statewide education plan for students who are black or African-American or who are members of student group not covered by existing culturally specific plan), the American Indian or Alaskan Native education plan developed under ORS 329.843 (Statewide education plan for students who are American Indian or Alaskan Native), the Latino or Hispanic education plan developed under ORS 329.845 (Statewide education plan for students who are Latino or Hispanic) or any similar education plan identified by the department;

(f) Providing summer learning programs at schools that are considered high poverty under Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965;

(g) Funding early warning systems to assist students in graduating from high school, as described in ORS 327.367 (Early warning system);

(h) Developing and implementing professional development programs and training programs, including programs that increase educator diversity and retain diverse educators;

(i) Planning for increased transparency and accountability in the public education system of this state;

(j) Providing additional funding to school districts participating in the intensive program under ORS 327.222 (Intensive program for high needs school districts);

(k) Providing technical assistance, including costs incurred for:

(A) The coaching program described in ORS 327.214 (Coaching program for grant recipients that do not meet performance growth targets); and

(B) The intensive program described in ORS 327.222 (Intensive program for high needs school districts), including costs for student success teams;

(L) Funding education service districts, as described in subsection (2) of this section; and

(m) Funding costs incurred by the department in implementing this section and ORS 327.175 (Student Investment Account) to 327.235 (Reports to the Legislative Assembly) and 327.274 (Early Learning Account uses).

(2)(a) The amount of a distribution to an education service district under this section = the education service district’s ADMw ´ (the total amount available for distribution to education service districts in each biennium ¸ the total ADMw of all education service districts that receive a distribution).

(b) For purposes of this subsection, ADMw equals the ADMw as calculated under ORS 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts), except that the additional amount allowed for students who are in poverty families, as determined under ORS 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts) (1)(c)(A)(v)(I), shall be 0.5.

(c) An education service district shall use moneys received under this section as provided by a plan developed by the school districts located within the education service district. A school district that declines to participate in the development of the plan or that has withdrawn from an education service district as provided by ORS 334.015 (Withdrawal of school district) is not entitled to any moneys distributed to the education service district under this subsection.

(d) A plan developed under this subsection must:

(A) Align with and support school districts in meeting the performance growth targets of the school districts developing the plan;

(B) Include the provision of technical assistance to school districts in developing, implementing and reviewing a plan for receiving a grant from the Student Investment Account;

(C) Provide for coordination with the department in administering and providing technical assistance to school districts, including coordinating any coaching programs established under ORS 327.214 (Coaching program for grant recipients that do not meet performance growth targets); and

(D) Be adopted and amended as provided for local service plans under ORS 334.175 (Core services) and approved by the department.

(e) Each education service district must submit an annual report to the department that:

(A) Describes how the education service district spent moneys received under this subsection; and

(B) Includes an evaluation of the education service district’s compliance with the plan from the superintendent of each school district that participated in the development of the plan.

(3) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules necessary for the distribution of moneys under this section. [2019 c.122 §25]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 327—State Financing of Elementary and Secondary Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors327.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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.
 
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