ORS 339.331¹
  • duties
  • annual report
  • staff
  • funding

(1) There is created the Center for School Safety within the University of Oregon. The mission of the center shall be to:

(a) Serve as the central point for data analysis;

(b) Conduct research;

(c) Disseminate information about successful school safety programs, research results and new programs; and

(d) Provide technical assistance for improving the safety of schools in collaboration with the Department of Education and others.

(2) To fulfill its mission, the Center for School Safety shall:

(a) Establish a clearinghouse for information and materials concerning school violence prevention and intervention services. As used in this paragraph, “intervention services” means any preventive, developmental, corrective or supportive service or treatment provided to a student who is at risk of school failure, is at risk of participation in violent behavior or juvenile crime or has been expelled from the school district. “Intervention services” may include, but is not limited to:

(A) Screening to identify students at risk for emotional disabilities or antisocial behavior;

(B) Direct instruction in academic, social, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills;

(C) Alternative education programs;

(D) Psychological services;

(E) Identification and assessment of abilities;

(F) Counseling services;

(G) Medical services;

(H) Day treatment;

(I) Family services; and

(J) Work and community service programs.

(b) Provide program development and implementation expertise and technical support to schools, law enforcement agencies and communities. The expertise and support may include coordinating training for administrators, teachers, students, parents and other community representatives.

(c) Analyze the data collected in compliance with section 5, chapter 618, Oregon Laws 2001.

(d) Research and evaluate school safety programs so schools and communities are better able to address their specific needs.

(e) Promote interagency efforts to address discipline and safety issues within communities throughout the state.

(f) Prepare and disseminate information regarding the best practices in creating safe and effective schools.

(g) Advise the State Board of Education on rules and policies.

(h) Provide an annual report on the status of school safety in Oregon by July 1 of each year to:

(A) The Governor;

(B) The Attorney General;

(C) The State Board of Education; and

(D) All relevant legislative committees.

(3) The University of Oregon Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior shall provide staff support to the Center for School Safety board of directors and shall manage the center.

(4) The Center for School Safety board of directors may seek and accept public and private funds for the center. [2001 c.618 §1; 2009 c.762 §57; 2015 c.767 §104]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 339—School Attendance; Admission; Discipline; Safety, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors339.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information