2017 ORS 329.805¹
Grants-in-aid
  • rules

(1) Subject to ORS 291.232 (Declaration of policy) to 291.260 (Approving, modifying or disapproving requests and budgets to be submitted to the federal government), the Department of Education shall distribute grants-in-aid to qualifying school districts or educator networks to offset the costs of beginning teacher and administrator mentorship programs. A qualifying district or educator network shall receive annually an amount that is aligned with evidence-based best practices.

(2) If the funds are insufficient for all eligible proposals, the Department of Education shall award grants on a competitive basis, taking into consideration:

(a) The priorities to be addressed by moneys received by a school district or an educator network, including efforts related to:

(A) Increasing the number of culturally and linguistically diverse educators hired; and

(B) Reflecting the demographics of the students of the school district or school districts within the educator network with the demographics of the educators of the school district or school districts within the educator network; and

(b) Whether the school district is a small school district or serves a rural community or whether the educator network serves small school districts or a rural community.

(3) The State Board of Education may adopt such rules as it considers appropriate for the distribution of grants-in-aid under this section.

(4) A school district or an educator network that is determined by the Department of Education to be in violation of one or more of the requirements of ORS 329.788 (Definitions for ORS 329.788 to 329.820) to 329.820 (Evaluation of programs) may be required to refund all grants-in-aid moneys distributed under ORS 329.788 (Definitions for ORS 329.788 to 329.820) to 329.820 (Evaluation of programs). The amount of penalty shall be determined by the State Board of Education. [Formerly 342.790; 2001 c.317 §7; 2007 c.863 §5; 2013 c.521 §1; 2015 c.487 §4; 2017 c.639 §14]

Note: The amendments to 329.805 (Grants-in-aid) by section 14, 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, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

329.805 (Grants-in-aid). (1) Subject to ORS 291.232 (Declaration of policy) to 291.260 (Approving, modifying or disapproving requests and budgets to be submitted to the federal government), the Department of Education shall distribute grants-in-aid to qualifying school districts to offset the costs of beginning teacher and administrator mentorship programs. A qualifying district shall receive annually an amount that is aligned with evidence-based best practices.

(2) If the funds are insufficient for all eligible proposals, the Department of Education shall award grants on a competitive basis, taking into consideration:

(a) The priorities to be addressed by moneys received by a school district, including efforts related to:

(A) Increasing the number of culturally and linguistically diverse educators hired; and

(B) Reflecting the demographics of the students of the school district with the demographics of the educators of the school district; and

(b) Whether the school district is a small school district or serves a rural community.

(3) The State Board of Education may adopt such rules as it considers appropriate for the distribution of grants-in-aid under this section.

(4) A district that is determined by the Department of Education to be in violation of one or more of the requirements of ORS 329.788 (Definitions for ORS 329.788 to 329.820) to 329.820 (Evaluation of programs) may be required to refund all grants-in-aid moneys distributed under ORS 329.788 (Definitions for ORS 329.788 to 329.820) to 329.820 (Evaluation of programs). The amount of penalty shall be determined by the State Board of Education.

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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.