2015 ORS 343.159¹
Requirements for written notice to parents of child with disability
  • contents of notice
  • language or mode of communication of parent

(1) A school district shall give written notice to the parents of a child with a disability a reasonable time before the school district:

(a) Proposes to initiate or change the identification, evaluation or educational placement of the child or the provision of a free appropriate public education to the child; or

(b) Refuses to initiate or change the identification, evaluation or educational placement of the child or the provision of a free appropriate public education to the child.

(2) The written notice must comply with the rules prescribed by the State Board of Education.

(3) The written notice required under subsection (1) of this section shall be:

(a) Written in language understandable to the general public; and

(b) Provided in the native language of the parent or other mode of communication used by the parent, unless it is clearly not feasible to do so.

(4) If the native language or other mode of communication of the parent is not a written language, the school district shall take steps to ensure:

(a) That the notice is translated orally or by other means to the parent in the parent’s native language or other mode of communication;

(b) That the parent understands the content of the notice; and

(c) That there is written evidence that the requirements of this subsection have been met. [1999 c.989 §15]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute (Ors 343.077)

Under former sec­tion hearings of­fi­cer and Depart­ment of Educa­tion were empowered to direct school district to pay tui­tion of handicapped child placed in private residential facility. Mahoney v. Adm. Sch. Dist. No. 1, 42 Or App 665, 601 P2d 826 (1979)

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Notes of Decisions

As handicapped children are entitled under this chapter to receive special educa­tion and related services free of charge, where private residential place­ment for handicapped child has been found necessary, tui­tion expense must be borne by school district, and this obliga­tion is not limited to school year. Mahoney v. Adm. Sch. Dist. No. 1, 42 Or App 665, 601 P2d 826 (1979)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 343—Special Education and Other Specialized Education Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors343.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 343, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano343.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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