2015 ORS 339.280¹
Student grading policies
  • consideration of attendance allowed
  • policy content

Each school district board may establish student grading policies that permit teachers to consider a student’s attendance in determining the student’s grade or deciding whether the student should be granted or denied credit. A student’s attendance shall not be the sole criterion for the reduction of a student’s grade. Such policies shall provide that prior to reduction of grade or denial of credit:

(1) The teacher identifies how the student’s attendance and participation in class is related to the instructional goals of the particular subject or course and gives notice to the student and parents or guardian of the student.

(2) Procedures are in effect to ensure due process when the grade is reduced or credit is denied for attendance rather than academic reasons.

(3) The reasons for the nonattendance are considered and the grade is not reduced or credit is not denied based on absences due to:

(a) Religious reasons;

(b) A student’s disability; or

(c) An excused absence as determined by the policy of the school district. [1995 c.656 §4]


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.