ORS 339.341¹
Statewide School Safety and Prevention System
  • rules

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Cyberbullying” has the meaning given that term in ORS 339.351 (Definitions for ORS 339.351 to 339.364).

(b) “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” has the meaning given that term in ORS 339.351 (Definitions for ORS 339.351 to 339.364).

(c) “Suicidal behavior” includes:

(A) Self-directed, injurious behavior with an intent to die as a result of the behavior;

(B) Nonfatal, self-directed, potentially injurious behavior with an intent to die as a result of the behavior that may not result in injury; or

(C) Thinking about, considering or planning suicide.

(d) “Violence” means aggressive behavior with the intention to cause, or an outcome that poses a risk of causing, serious or lethal injury.

(2) The Department of Education shall establish and maintain the Statewide School Safety and Prevention System.

(3) The system required under this section shall consist of the following:

(a) Assistance to school districts and education service districts in decreasing acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying and acts of cyberbullying through the implementation of effective prevention programs that:

(A) Incorporate evidenced-based, multitiered practices; and

(B) Support resiliency building and trauma-informed care practices.

(b) Assistance to school districts and education service districts in decreasing youth suicidal behavior through the implementation of effective prevention programs and student wellness programs that focus on early identification and intervention by school safety and prevention specialists, as described in subsection (4) of this section, who:

(A) Provide training, outreach and technical assistance related to youth suicidal behavior prevention and wellness;

(B) Support coordination between schools and health agencies, including public and private behavioral health providers; and

(C) Support school districts and education service districts in the establishment of suicidal behavior prevention programs.

(c) Assistance to school districts and education service districts in implementing a multidisciplinary student safety assessment system to identify, assess and support students who present a potential risk for violence to others. Multidisciplinary school safety assessment teams shall be made available to assist each school district and education service district in assessing students who are engaged in violence or who are posing a threat of violence to others. The teams shall:

(A) Assess potential danger and identify circumstances and risk factors that may increase risk for potential violence;

(B) Develop management and intervention plans in collaboration with community partners; and

(C) Connect students and families to community resources and supports.

(d) Promotion and use of the statewide school safety tip line established by ORS 339.329 (Statewide tip line to report information concerning threats or potential threats to student safety). School safety and prevention specialists, as described in subsection (4) of this section, shall work collaboratively with the Oregon State Police to support school districts and education service districts in accessing and implementing the school safety tip line.

(4) The system required under this section shall be supported by school safety and prevention specialists who:

(a) Serve regions of this state;

(b) Are cross-trained in safety assessments and in the prevention of youth suicide, of acts of bullying, intimidation or harassment and of acts of cyberbullying; and

(c) Provide or facilitate training, the development of programs and plans, the coordination of local teams and the provision of ongoing consultation to regional partners, school districts and education service districts.

(5) The State Board of Education, in consultation with the Oregon Health Authority and other representatives of school districts, education service districts, school employees, human services, mental health professionals and law enforcement agencies, shall adopt rules related to the system required under this section. [2019 c.122 §36]

Note: 339.341 (Statewide School Safety and Prevention System) becomes operative July 1, 2020. See section 37, chapter 122, Oregon Laws 2019.

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.
 
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