2015 ORS 339.134¹
Residency of child with disability

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 339.133 (Determination of residency of student for school purposes) (3), a child with a disability shall be considered a resident for school purposes in the school district in which the child’s parent or guardian resides if:

(a) The child is voluntarily placed outside the child’s home by the child’s parent or guardian;

(b) The child’s parent or guardian retains legal guardianship of the child;

(c) There is a plan for the child to return home;

(d) The placement is within 20 miles by the nearest traveled road from the original school building, unless there are physiographic conditions that make transportation to the original school building not feasible; and

(e) The child’s parent or guardian and the school staff can demonstrate that it is in the best interest of the child to continue to attend the school the child was attending prior to the placement. The best interest of the child may be demonstrated by factors, including but not limited to the following:

(A) The child’s siblings attend the school;

(B) A change in the child’s routine would be detrimental to the child; or

(C) The child has developed and maintained a network of personal contacts, support services and friends and a sense of community within the school.

(2) If a child qualifies under subsection (1) of this section, the child may continue to attend the school the child was attending prior to the placement in the child’s resident school district.

(3) Nothing in this section shall affect the ability of school districts to enter into agreements with other school districts for the transportation of students. [1995 c.567 §2; 2011 c.718 §13]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 339—School Attendance; Admission; Discipline; Safety, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors339.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.