2017 ORS 327.853¹
Definitions for Act

As used in ORS 327.853 (Definitions for Act) to 327.895 (Financial and program audits by Secretary of State):

(1) “Chronic absenteeism” means a student has missed 10 percent or more of school days, including excused, nonexcused and disciplinary exclusion, within a school year.

(2) “English Language Learner” has the meaning given that term in ORS 336.079 (English language learners).

(3) “High school student” means a student enrolled in grades 9 through 12 or age level equivalent.

(4) “Program audit” means determining:

(a) The extent to which the desired results or benefits of a program are being achieved;

(b) The extent to which the need for or objectives of an ongoing program are necessary or relevant;

(c) Whether the program complements, duplicates, overlaps or conflicts with other related programs;

(d) The effectiveness of organizations, programs, activities or functions; and

(e) Whether the entity that is the subject of the audit has complied with laws and regulations applicable to the program.

(5) “School district” means:

(a) A common or union high school district;

(b) The Oregon School for the Deaf; and

(c) An educational program under the Youth Corrections Education Program or the Juvenile Detention Education Program, as those terms are defined in ORS 326.695 (Definitions for ORS 326.700 and 326.712). [2017 c.1 §16; 2017 c.615 §10]

Note: See note under 327.850 (Short title).

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.