2017 ORS 329.489¹
American Sign Language

(1) Within the State of Oregon’s kindergarten through grade 12 education system, proficiency for students in American Sign Language shall be in accordance with rules adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to ORS chapter 329 and any other applicable state or federal law.

(2) The State Board of Education is encouraged to continue to:

(a) Coordinate with public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) and the Oregon School for the Deaf to develop curricula for American Sign Language courses;

(b) Implement programs to locate and prepare qualified teachers and interpreters of American Sign Language; and

(c) Assist public high schools in identifying local and regional needs and resources available for American Sign Language courses. [1995 c.687 §1; 2007 c.858 §64; 2015 c.767 §102]

Note: 329.489 (American Sign Language) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 329 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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.