ORS 339.450¹
Prohibited grounds for denying participation in interscholastic athletics

A school, school district or association, whether public or private, may not deny any grade or high school student the right to participate in interscholastic athletics solely on the ground that the student transferred between schools, attends a public charter school, as defined in ORS 338.005 (Definitions for chapter), or participated in athletics at another school. [1983 c.823 §2; 2017 c.550 §1]

  • The Oregonian / Nick Daschel, Mar 2, 2009
    “This year's tourna­ment is replete with high-profile players who have changed schools during the past year. Yet it's not that unusual for girls basketball, or many other sports in Oregon. Because of a 1983 law, Oregon is one of the na­tion's friendliest states for high school transfer students when it comes to athletic eligibility -- although that wasn't the intent of the man who wrote the bill. ...”
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