ORS 332.544¹
Procedure for demoting or dismissing classified school employees

(1) As used in this section, “classified school employee” includes all employees of a public school district except those for whom a teaching or administrative license is required as a basis for employment in a public school district.

(2) A classified school employee who has been demoted or dismissed shall be entitled to a hearing before the school board if a written request is filed with the board within 15 days of the dismissal or demotion.

(3) School district employees subject to the civil service provisions of ORS chapter 242 are exempt from the provisions of this section. [Formerly 342.663]

(formerly 342.663)

Notes of Decisions

A hearing re­quired by this sec­tion is only “in­for­ma­­tional” as opposed to “adversary.” Crampton v. Harmon, 20 Or App 676, 533 P2d 364 (1975), Sup Ct review denied

This sec­tion does not create a prop­erty interest, the expecta­tion of continued employ­ment, that could not be taken without a hearing of the type re­quired by the Due Process Clause under the United States Const. Crampton v. Harmon, 20 Or App 676, 533 P2d 364 (1975), Sup Ct review denied

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).
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.
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