2017 ORS 342.122¹
National Board Certification Fund
  • rules

(1) There is created the National Board Certification Fund, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned on moneys in the National Board Certification Fund shall be credited to the fund.

(2) The National Board Certification Fund shall include any state or federal moneys made available to the fund, including moneys appropriated by the Legislative Assembly and federal moneys made available to improve teacher quality through professional development. The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission may accept from any source any grant, donation or gift of money or other valuable thing made to the commission for purposes of the fund.

(3) Moneys credited to the National Board Certification Fund are continuously appropriated to the commission for the purposes set forth in subsections (4) and (5) of this section. The commission may draw checks or orders upon the State Treasurer in making disbursements from the fund for the purposes stated in this subsection.

(4) Moneys in the National Board Certification Fund shall be used to encourage at least 150 public school teachers in this state to apply for and attain certification each biennium through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or any other national professional organization for teaching standards designated by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(5) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission may disburse moneys from the National Board Certification Fund to applicants for assistance with the direct costs of seeking and obtaining national board certification, including reimbursement for the costs of each of the components necessary for certification and reimbursement for costs related to participating in a cohort for certification. The commission may retain no more than 10 percent of all moneys received under this section during a biennium from state and federal sources for the purpose of paying administrative expenses incurred by the commission under this subsection.

(6) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall adopt rules that govern the disbursement of moneys from the National Board Certification Fund consistent with this section. [2001 c.381 §2; 2011 c.609 §6; 2017 c.662 §1]

Note: The amendments to 342.122 (National Board Certification Fund) by section 1, chapter 662, Oregon Laws 2017, become operative July 1, 2018. See section 2, chapter 662, Oregon Laws 2017. The text that is operative until July 1, 2018, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

342.122 (National Board Certification Fund). (1) There is created the National Board Certification Fund, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned on moneys in the National Board Certification Fund shall be credited to the fund.

(2) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission may accept from any source any grant, donation or gift of money or other valuable thing made to the commission for purposes of the National Board Certification Fund.

(3) Moneys credited to the National Board Certification Fund are continuously appropriated to the commission for the purposes set forth in subsections (4) and (5) of this section. The commission may draw checks or orders upon the State Treasurer in making disbursements from the fund for the purposes stated in this subsection.

(4) Moneys in the National Board Certification Fund shall be used to encourage public school teachers and administrators in this state to apply for and attain certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or any other national professional organization for teaching standards designated by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(5) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission may disburse moneys from the National Board Certification Fund to applicants for assistance with the direct costs of seeking and obtaining national board certification. The commission shall manage the fund in a manner that provides support, but does not pay for all the costs of any one application. Additionally, the commission shall manage the fund to provide continuous support to as many applicants as possible.

(6) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall adopt rules that govern the disbursement of moneys from the National Board Certification Fund consistent with this section.

Note: 342.122 (National Board Certification Fund) was added to and made a part of 342.120 (Definitions for chapter) to 342.430 (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Account) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Note: Section 4, chapter 662, Oregon Laws 2017, provides:

Sec. 4. Report on teachers with national board certification. No later than April 1, 2020, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall submit a report to the legislative committees of the Legislative Assembly related to education. The report must:

(1) Summarize the effects on the educational outcomes of this state as a result of the increased number of teachers who hold national board certification;

(2) Summarize any annual increases in the number of teachers who hold national board certification in this state; and

(3) Identify the level of funding necessary to increase the number of teachers who hold national board certification in this state to 10 percent of all public school teachers. [2017 c.662 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 342—Teachers and Other School Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors342.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.