2017 ORS 327.800¹
Goals of strategic investments
  • requirements
  • rules

(1) The Chief Education Office shall identify and make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly about programs that make strategic investments to:

(a) Advance the educational goals of this state, as described in ORS 350.014 (Mission of education beyond high school);

(b) Improve the employability of graduates from Oregon public schools;

(c) Close the achievement gap that exists between historically underserved student groups, as defined by the board by rule;

(d) Assist public education in all regions of this state;

(e) Promote collaboration and alignment among early childhood service providers, school districts, community colleges, public universities and employers;

(f) Leverage private, public and community resources;

(g) Engage parents and child care providers, support families and motivate students;

(h) Develop and disseminate evidence-based models and best practices that are likely to improve student outcomes;

(i) Collect data to monitor student progress; and

(j) Establish networks that allow for the replication of successful practices across this state.

(2) The Department of Education shall distribute any moneys received for strategic investments under this section. Distributions may be made to school districts, education service districts, post-secondary institutions of education, nonprofit organizations, providers of early childhood services, tribes of this state and other entities. Distributions of moneys must advance the purposes set forth in ORS 327.810 (Oregon Early Reading Program), 327.815 (Guidance and Support for Post-Secondary Aspirations Program) and 327.820 (Connecting to the World of Work Program) or other purposes that meet the goals specified in subsection (1) of this section.

(3) Any recipient of moneys distributed as a strategic investment must provide separate accounting for the moneys and may use the moneys only for the purpose for which the moneys are provided.

(4)(a) The office shall establish requirements for the programs implemented under this section that are consistent with this section and with ORS 327.810 (Oregon Early Reading Program), 327.815 (Guidance and Support for Post-Secondary Aspirations Program) and 327.820 (Connecting to the World of Work Program).

(b) The office shall develop timelines, performance measures and other requirements related to the accumulation and evaluation of data collected in relation to a program that receives moneys as a strategic investment. The performance measures shall include progress toward the goals established in ORS 350.014 (Mission of education beyond high school) and other key student education outcomes established by the office.

(5) The State Board of Education, the Early Learning Council and the Chief Education Office may adopt any rules necessary for the agencies they oversee to perform any of the duties assigned to them under this section. Any rules adopted by the Early Learning Council must be consistent with this section and actions taken by the Chief Education Office to implement this section. [2013 c.660 §1; 2013 c.660 §5; 2015 c.774 §§17,67]

Note: The amendments to 327.800 (Goals of strategic investments) by section 67a, chapter 774, Oregon Laws 2015, become operative June 30, 2019. See section 72, chapter 774, Oregon Laws 2015, as amended by section 14, chapter 682, Oregon Laws 2015, section 20, chapter 763, Oregon Laws 2015, and section 27, chapter 639, Oregon Laws 2017. The text that is operative on and after June 30, 2019, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

327.800 (Goals of strategic investments). (1) The State Board of Education shall identify and make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly about programs that make strategic investments to:

(a) Advance the educational goals of this state, as described in ORS 350.014 (Mission of education beyond high school);

(b) Improve the employability of graduates from Oregon public schools;

(c) Close the achievement gap that exists between historically underserved student groups, as defined by the board by rule;

(d) Assist public education in all regions of this state;

(e) Promote collaboration and alignment among early childhood service providers, school districts, community colleges, public universities and employers;

(f) Leverage private, public and community resources;

(g) Engage parents and child care providers, support families and motivate students;

(h) Develop and disseminate evidence-based models and best practices that are likely to improve student outcomes;

(i) Collect data to monitor student progress; and

(j) Establish networks that allow for the replication of successful practices across this state.

(2) The Department of Education shall distribute any moneys received for strategic investments under this section. Distributions may be made to school districts, education service districts, post-secondary institutions of education, nonprofit organizations, providers of early childhood services, tribes of this state and other entities. Distributions of moneys must advance the purposes set forth in ORS 327.810 (Oregon Early Reading Program), 327.815 (Guidance and Support for Post-Secondary Aspirations Program) and 327.820 (Connecting to the World of Work Program) or other purposes that meet the goals specified in subsection (1) of this section.

(3) Any recipient of moneys distributed as a strategic investment must provide separate accounting for the moneys and may use the moneys only for the purpose for which the moneys are provided.

(4)(a) The State Board of Education shall establish requirements for the programs implemented under this section that are consistent with this section and with ORS 327.810 (Oregon Early Reading Program), 327.815 (Guidance and Support for Post-Secondary Aspirations Program) and 327.820 (Connecting to the World of Work Program).

(b) The board shall develop timelines, performance measures and other requirements related to the accumulation and evaluation of data collected in relation to a program that receives moneys as a strategic investment. The performance measures shall include progress toward the goals established in ORS 350.014 (Mission of education beyond high school) and other key student education outcomes established by the board.

(5) The State Board of Education and the Early Learning Council may adopt any rules necessary for the agencies they oversee to perform any of the duties assigned to them under this section. Any rules adopted by the Early Learning Council must be consistent with this section and actions taken by the State Board of Education to implement this section.

Note: 327.800 (Goals of strategic investments) to 327.820 (Connecting to the World of Work Program) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 327 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 327—State Financing of Elementary and Secondary Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors327.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.
 
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.