2017 ORS 329.788¹
Definitions for ORS 329.788 to 329.820

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This section is amended
Effective April 3, 2018
Relating to education; creating new provisions; amending ORS 329.788, 336.095, 338.005, 338.035, 338.055, 338.065, 338.075, 338.105, 338.135, 338.155, 339.133, 342.120, 342.122, 342.125, 342.127, 342.173, 342.950 and 350.360 and section 8, chapter 327, Oregon Laws 2013, and section 2, chapter 756, Oregon Laws 2015; repealing ORS 350.365 and sections 5 and 7, chapter 690, Oregon Laws 2017; and declaring an emergency.

As used in ORS 329.788 (Definitions for ORS 329.788 to 329.820) to 329.820 (Evaluation of programs):

(1) “Beginning administrator” means a principal or superintendent who:

(a) Possesses a preliminary administrative license issued by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission;

(b) Is employed as a principal or superintendent by a school district; and

(c) Has been assigned for fewer than two school years in the administrator’s present position.

(2) “Beginning teacher” means a teacher who:

(a) Possesses a preliminary teaching license or reciprocal license issued by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission;

(b) Is employed at least half-time, primarily as a classroom teacher, by a school district; and

(c) Has taught fewer than two school years as a licensed probationary teacher in any public, private or state-operated school in any state.

(3) “Educator network” means an educator network established under ORS 342.943 (System of educator networks).

(4) “Mentor” means an individual who:

(a) Is an acting or retired teacher, principal or superintendent;

(b) Has met established best practice and research-based criteria as defined by the State Board of Education by rule;

(c) Possesses a teaching or administrative license issued by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission;

(d) Has successfully served for five or more years as a licensed teacher, principal or superintendent in any public school; and

(e) Has been selected and trained as described in ORS 329.815 (Mentors).

(5) “Mentorship program” means a program provided by a mentor to a beginning teacher or administrator that includes, but is not limited to, direct classroom observation and consultation, assistance in instructional planning and preparation, support in implementation and delivery of classroom instruction, development of school leadership skills and other assistance intended to assist the beginning teacher or administrator to become a confident and competent professional educator who makes a positive impact on student learning. [Formerly 329.675; 2015 c.647 §1; 2017 c.639 §§6,11]

Note: The amendments to 329.788 (Definitions for ORS 329.788 to 329.820) by section 11, chapter 639, Oregon Laws 2017, become operative June 30, 2018. See section 18, chapter 639, Oregon Laws 2017. The text that is operative until June 30, 2018, including amendments by section 6, chapter 639, Oregon Laws 2017, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

329.788 (Definitions for ORS 329.788 to 329.820). As used in ORS 329.788 (Definitions for ORS 329.788 to 329.820) to 329.820 (Evaluation of programs):

(1) “Beginning administrator” means a principal or superintendent who:

(a) Possesses a preliminary administrative license issued by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission;

(b) Is employed as a principal or superintendent by a school district; and

(c) Has been assigned for fewer than two school years in the administrator’s present position.

(2) “Beginning teacher” means a teacher who:

(a) Possesses a preliminary teaching license or reciprocal license issued by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission;

(b) Is employed at least half-time, primarily as a classroom teacher, by a school district; and

(c) Has taught fewer than two school years as a licensed probationary teacher in any public, private or state-operated school in any state.

(3) “Mentor” means an individual who:

(a) Is an acting or retired teacher, principal or superintendent;

(b) Has met established best practice and research-based criteria as defined by the State Board of Education by rule;

(c) Possesses a teaching or administrative license issued by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission;

(d) Has successfully served for five or more years as a licensed teacher, principal or superintendent in any public school; and

(e) Has been selected and trained as described in ORS 329.815 (Mentors).

(4) “Mentorship program” means a program provided by a mentor to a beginning teacher or administrator that includes, but is not limited to, direct classroom observation and consultation, assistance in instructional planning and preparation, support in implementation and delivery of classroom instruction, development of school leadership skills and other assistance intended to assist the beginning teacher or administrator to become a confident and competent professional educator who makes a positive impact on student learning.

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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.