2017 ORS 329.195¹
Rules for Oregon prekindergarten program
  • grant applications

(1)(a) The Early Learning Council, acting as the state advisory council for purposes of the federal Head Start Act, shall adopt rules for the establishment of the Oregon prekindergarten program.

(b) Rules adopted under this section specifically shall require:

(A) Performance standards and operating standards that are at a level no less than the level required under the federal Head Start program guidelines.

(B) Processes and procedures for recompetition that are substantially similar to the processes and procedures required under the rules and guidelines adopted under the federal Head Start Act.

(C) Implementation plans for any changes to the federal Head Start program rules or guidelines.

(c) Federal Head Start program guidelines shall be considered as guidelines for the Oregon prekindergarten program.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) of this subsection, the council may adopt rules that allow for the provision of a half-day program or a full-day program, or a combination thereof, to meet community needs, as determined by the council based on community assessments.

(2) In developing rules for the Oregon prekindergarten program, the council shall consult with the advisory committee established under ORS 329.190 (Advisory committee) and shall consider such factors as coordination with existing programs, the preparation necessary for instructors, qualifications of instructors, training of staff, adequate space and equipment and special transportation needs.

(3) The Early Learning Division shall review applications for the Oregon prekindergarten program received and designate those programs as eligible to commence operation by July 1 of each year. When approving grant applications, to the extent practicable, the council shall distribute funds regionally based on percentages of unmet needs for the county or region. [Formerly 326.620; 2001 c.831 §20; 2007 c.858 §14; 2012 c.37 §§18,88; 2013 c.624 §§10,11; 2017 c.140 §2]

Chapter 329

Notes of Decisions

Oregon Educa­tional Act for 21st Century does not facially violate students’ rights under First Amend­ment to United States Constitu­tion. Tennison v. Paulus, 144 F3d 1285 (9th Cir. 1998)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 329—Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors329.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 329, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano329.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.