ORS 332.505¹
Employment and compensation of personnel
  • written personnel policies

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Instructional assistant” has the meaning given that term in ORS 342.120 (Definitions for chapter).

(b) “Intern teacher” means a regularly enrolled candidate of an approved educator preparation provider, as defined in ORS 342.120 (Definitions for chapter), who teaches under the supervision of the staff of the provider and of the employing district in order to acquire practical experience in teaching and for which the candidate receives both academic credit from the provider and financial compensation from the school district or education service district.

(2) A district school board may:

(a) Employ a superintendent of schools and necessary assistant superintendents for the district and fix the terms and conditions of employment and the compensation. The district school board shall not contract with a superintendent for more than a period of three years at a time. The contract shall automatically expire at the end of its term. However, the district school board may elect to issue a subsequent contract for an additional three years at any time.

(b) Employ personnel, including teachers and administrators, necessary to carry out the duties and powers of the board and fix the duties, terms and conditions of employment and the compensation.

(c) Compensate district employees in any form which may include, but shall not be limited to, insurance, tuition reimbursement and salaries.

(d) Employ instructional assistants and intern teachers subject to the rules of the State Board of Education.

(3) The district school board shall maintain written personnel policies and make the policies available for inspection by any school employee or member of the public.

(4) The superintendent of the school district shall cause each employee to be specifically informed of the existence and availability of the personnel policies. [Formerly 332.320 and then 332.135; 1971 c.519 §1; 1975 c.770 §27; 1993 c.45 §56; 1997 c.864 §16; 2013 c.434 §2; 2015 c.245 §43]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Insuring dependents of school employes as a subject for board-employe consulta­tion, (1971) Vol 35, p 979; monthly pay­ment plan for employes choosing early retire­ment, (1982) Vol 42, p 330

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 332—Local Administration of Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors332.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 332, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano332.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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