NEW! 2017 Instructional Materials Evaluation Recruitment
The Oregon Department of Education is currently accepting nominations of teachers, curriculum specialists, and other experienced professionals for the 2017 Health and Physical Education evaluation and adoption of instructional materials. Individuals selected to participate will receive professional development, travel reimbursement, and an honorarium.
Legislative Requirements and Supporting Documentation
During the 2009 Session, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 348 in an attempt to respond to the serious issue of sports-related concussion injuries as a result of inappropriate treatment and diagnosis. This legislation requires individuals engaged in athletic coaching in Oregon be annually trained in recognizing the signs and symptoms of a concussion and how to seek proper medical treatment for a person suspected of having a concussion.
Anabolic Steroids and Performance-enhancing Substances
Since 2007 with the leadership of the Legislature through ORS 342.726, ODE responded to the very serious issue of use and abuse of anabolic steroids and performance enhancing substances (ASPES) among school-age children.
Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in Schools
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that analyzes cardiac rhythm and prompts a user to deliver a shock when necessary. Its purpose is to jolt abnormal heart rhythm, such as ventricular fibrillation, back to normal sinus rhythm.