ORS 338.005¹
Definitions for chapter

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Applicant” means any person or group that develops and submits a written proposal for a public charter school to a sponsor.

(2) “Public charter school” means an elementary or secondary school offering a comprehensive instructional program operating under a written agreement entered into between a sponsor and an applicant and operating pursuant to this chapter.

(3) “Remote and necessary school district” means a school district that offers kindergarten through grade 12 and has:

(a) An average daily membership (ADM), as defined in ORS 327.006 (Definitions for State School Fund distributions), in the prior fiscal year of less than 110; and

(b) A school that is located, by the nearest traveled road, more than 20 miles from the nearest school or from a city with a population of more than 5,000.

(4) “Sponsor” means:

(a) The board of the common school district or the union high school district in which the public charter school is located that has developed a written charter with an applicant to create a public charter school.

(b) The State Board of Education pursuant to ORS 338.075 (Review of school district board decision).

(5)(a) “Virtual public charter school” means a public charter school that provides online courses.

(b) “Virtual public charter school” does not include a public charter school that primarily serves students in a physical location. [1999 c.200 §2; 2007 c.575 §2; 2009 c.691 §1; 2011 c.695 §1; 2012 c.91 §19; 2018 c.72 §5]

Chapter 338

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Ability of charter school to contract opera­tions to private, for-profit entity, (2000) Vol 49, p 254

Law Review Cita­tions

36 WLR 265 (2000)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 338—Public Charter Schools, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors338.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 338, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano338.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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