2017 ORS 337.260¹
Textbooks on American history and government

This section is amended
Effective January 1, 2020
Relating to inclusive education; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 329.045 and 337.260.

Every district school board, the State Board of Education and every committee or officer responsible for the adoption of textbooks for use in the public schools shall adopt textbooks on American history and government which adequately stress the services rendered by those who achieved our national independence, who established our form of constitutional government and who preserved our federal union. Respect for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and their contributions to our history and system of government shall be reflected in the textbooks adopted by the State Board of Education. [Amended by 1965 c.100 §265; 1975 c.754 §17; 1985 c.388 §2; 1985 c.709 §3; 1991 c.886 §14; 1993 c.45 §§304,305]

Notes of Decisions

Students and parents had standing to challenge constitu­tionality of textbook selec­tion pro­vi­sion of this sec­tion and claim was ripe for decision. Johnson v. Stuart, 702 F2d 193 (1983)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 337—Books and Instructional Materials, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors337.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 337, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano337.­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.