Skip to main content
Oregon.gov Homepage

State Board Proposed OARs

When an agency proposes to adopt, amend or repeal a rule, it shall give interested persons reasonable opportunity to submit data or views. Comments can be emailed.

Emily Nazarov, Legislative Coordinator, serves as the department’s hearing officer. The hearing will be recorded for permanent record. The hearing officer will open the hearing and read the OAR number and its intention or purpose. The hearing officer will ask those in attendance for oral testimony. Those individuals will be heard. If there is written testimony at this time, it will be submitted. 

The hearing officer will adjourn the public hearing and will not respond to questions. After the close of the public comment period, the hearing officer will prepare a report to the state board which will be available from the department. 

2017

June

Public comment will be accepted on the following rules until August 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Hearing to be held July 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 400A at 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR.
Standards for K-12 Public Schools
581-018-0593, 581-018-0596, 581-018-0599, 581-018-0602, 581-018-0605, 581-018-0608
Sets parameters for the grant program focused on addressing the teacher shortage in Oregon with a focus on targeting bilingual/bicultural candidates.

May

Public comment will be accepted on the following rules until June 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Hearing to be held June 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 400A at 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR.
Standards for K-12 Public Schools

Repeal rules: 581-022-1362, 581-022-1363, 581-022-1365, 581-022-1366, 581-022-1367, 581-022-1368, 581-022-1370, 581-022-1371, 581-022-1372, 581-022-1364, 581-022-1020, 581-022-1030, 581-022-1215

Renumber rules: 581-022-1130 to 581-0225-2000, 581-022-1134 to 581-022-2010, 581-022-1133 to 581-022-2015, 581-022-1135 to 581-022-2020, 581-022-1131 to 581-022-2025, 581-022-1210 to 581-022-2030, 581-022-0413 to 581-022-2045, 581-022-1440 to 581-022-2050, 581-022-0610  to 581-022-2100, 581-022-0612 to 581-022-2110, 581-022-0615 to 581-022-2115, 581-022-0617 to 581-022-2120, 581-022-0711 to 581-022-2205, 581-022-0416 to 581-022-2210, 581-022-0421 to 581-022-2215, 581-022-0705 to 581-022-2220, 581-022-1420 to 581-022-2225, 581-022-1430 to 581-022-2230, 581-022-0606 to 581-022-2250, 581-022-1060 to 581-022-2255, 581-022-1660 to 581-022-2260, 581-022-1661 to 581-022-2265, 581-022-1670 to 581-022-2270, 581-022-0807 to 581-022-2300, 581-022-1610 to 581-022-2305, 581-022-1140 to 581-022-2310, 581-022-1340 to 581-022-2315, 581-022-1620 to 581-022-2320, 581-022-1310 to 581-022-2325, 581-022-1320 to 581-022-2330, 581-022-1630 to 581-022-2335, 581-022-1520 to 581-022-2340, 581-022-1530 to 581-022-2345, 581-022-1622 to 581-022-2350, 581-022-1640 to 581-022-2355, 581-022-1650 to 581-022-2360, 581-022-1941 to 581-022-2370, 581-022-1710 to 581-022-2400, 581-022-1720 to 581-022-2405, 581-022-1723 to 581-022-2410, 581-022-1724 to 581-022-2415, 581-022-1725 to 581-022-2420, 581-022-1730 to 581-022-2430, 581-022-1330 to 581-022-2500, 581-022-1350 to 581-022-2505, 581-022-0405 to 581-022-2510, 581-022-1510  to 581-022-2060

State law requires Oregon public schools to meet state standards as established by the State Board of Education. A school district that operates a school that does not meet standards may be found deficient by the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction who may impose sanctions on the school district. The revision of Division 22 began as a part of the ongoing mandate relief effort of the Department of Education.

581-021-0570
Revisions update the complaint and appeal process for complaints involving Division 22 Standards, Restraint and Seclusion, Discrimination, and Retaliation. The proposed revisions are not required by legislation. The revisions are suggestions by ODE staff for making the complaint and appeal system more consistent, streamlined and user friendly.

Renumber 581-022-1940 to 581-002-0040
The rule establishes a timeline for the investigation that is approximately 90 days with a possibility of an extension where the complainant agrees to the extension. 

Renumber 581-022-1941 to 581-022-2370
Rule clarifies what must be included and what may be included in the complaint procedure. Allows districts to include a time limitation on filing complaints and requires district to post complaint procedure on the website. 

581-015-2000 
Autism definition revised to align with Individuals with Disabilities Act(IDEA).

581-015-2130
Criteria used to establish autism spectrum disorder special education criteria.
Comment period on this rule has been extended to October 26, 2017 9:00 AM

581-015-2150
Infants diagnosed with minimal hearing losses would be able to access early intervention special education supports early in the child’s life likely preventing delays in language and communication development. 

581-022-1723
The requirements for district educator evaluation systems outlined in the rule are currently aligned with Oregon’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver which expired in August 2016. Revision of the OAR is necessary to align the rule with the vision of educator evaluation described in Oregon’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan.  

581-002-0090
Broadens a school district’s ability to appeal accountability data for unusual or extraordinary circumstance, increasing accuracy of reported data. 


April
Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until May 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Hearing to be held May 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 400A at 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR.
581-027-0010, 581-027-0015, 581-027-0020, 581-027-0025, 581-027-0030, 581-027-0035, 581-027-0040, 581-027-0045, 581-027-0050
Implement statutory requirements to add long-range facility plans and facility assessments to the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Program applications.

Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until May 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Hearing to be held May 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 400A at 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR.
581-051-0120 and 581-051-0125
Federal law prescribes appeal procedures for Department decisions regarding child and adult care food program appeals. This rule authorizes the Department to follow these procedures and the State's Administrative Procedures Act.

Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until May 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Hearing to be held May 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 400A at 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR.
581-021-0037
Addresses internal inconsistencies, makes the rule more user friendly and clarifies requirements to address common questions and concerns from the field.

March

Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until April 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Hearing to be held April 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 400A at 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR.
581-022-1210
Oregon's Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Framework was originally adopted in 2003, and the school counseling student standards were embedded. This amendment adds the school counseling student standards for Comprehensive School Counseling to the Common Curriculum Goals and academic content standards for the planned K-12 instructional program, and aligns with the work currently underway to adopt standards in all other content areas.

Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until April 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Hearing to be held April 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 400A at 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR.
581-021-0041
In 2001, ORS 336.479 was passed regulating the process and content for physical examination prior to participation in extracurricular sports by student in grades 7 through 12. Each school district is directed to require student who participate in extracurricular sports to have physical examination prior to participation. The physical examination must be conducted by a physician, naturopathic physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or chiropractic physician who has clinical training and experience in detecting cardiopulmonary diseases and defects. Recently, the OSAA SMAC conducted a process to review and revise the form and protocol to reflect current best practices.  

Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until March 23, 2017, 9:00 AM. Hearing will be held on March 21, 2017, at 9:00 AM in Room 400A at 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR. 
581-021-0617
During the 2016-2017 school year, Oregon’s English Language Proficiency Assessment was replaced with the ELPA21. This new assessment produces results in a different form than the previously administered English language proficiency assessment, therefore at this time no students can be eligible for this support under current OAR criteria. In order to ensure that students who are pursuing graduation in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years are not negatively impacted during this test transition, ODE is submitting a revision of OAR 581-022-0617. The revision removes the English proficiency assessment score requirement for students pursuing graduation in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years, thus allowing a student to demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing Essential Skills in the student’s language of origin if the student meets all the other criteria: 
A. Is on track
B. Is unable to demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skills in English; and 
C. Has been enrolled in C. U.S. school for five years or less. 

February
Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until February 23, 2017, 9:00 AM. Hearing will be held on February 21, 2017, at 1:00 PM in Room 400A at 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR. 
581-027-0005; 581-027-0010; 581-027-0015; 581-027-0020; 581-027-0025; 581-027-0030; 581-027-0035; 581-027-0040; 581-027-0045; 581-027-0050
Modifies rules relating to School Capital Matching Program and Technical Assistance Grant Program. Modifications include definitions, school district eligibility for programs and prioritization.

January

Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until February 23, 2017, 9:00 AM. Hearing will be held on January 30, 2017, at 9:30 AM in Room 400A at 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR. 
581-013-0005;581-013-0010; 581-013-0015; 581-013-0020; 581-013-0025; 581-013-0030; 581-013-0035
The rules implement Ballot Measure 98 (2016) which established the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act. The rules establish guidelines for how the Department of Education will administer the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Fund. The rules establish eligibility requirements for school districts and public charter schools to receive money from the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Fund. The rules also establish the reporting, monitoring, and technical assistance process.

Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until January 26, 2017,9:00 AM. Hearing will be held on January 23, 2017, at 1:30 PM in Room 400A, Public Service Building, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR.
Adopt 581-002-1800; 581-002-1805; 581-002-1810; 581-022-2440 
These rules establish requirements for dyslexia related training for teachers. The rules provide details for the list of approved training opportunities. The rules also provide requirements for school districts regarding teacher training. They also provide for a waiver of the training requirements for districts.

2016

November
Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until December 8, 2016,9:00 AM. Hearing will be held on November 21, 2016, at 1:30 PM in Room 400A, Public Service Building, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR.
Adopt 581-020-0613, 581-020-0621, 581-020-0624 
Amend 581-020-0600, 581-020-0603, 581-020-0606, 581-020-0609, 581-020-0612, 581-020-0615 
The rules amend and add to the previously adopted rules for identification of school districts for improvement. In addition to some technical amendments, three new rules were added to the previous rules: First, HB 3499 directed that the Department provide technical assistance individually to transformational districts. The new rule establishes the phases and a framework for this technical assistance. Secondly, HB 3499 directed that if after four years a transformation or target district has not met the expected improvement in student progress indicators or the expected benchmarks, the Department must direct how districts will expend monies received from the State School Fund for ELL students. The rules include a framework that the Department must follow when directing a district on the expenditure of these funds. Finally, HB 3499 directed that the State Board adopt rules relating to certain best practices for ELL students. The rules include a direction that the Department create an online resource bank for sharing national, state and local best practices in serving ELL students and engaging parents of ELL students. The rules also specify that these best practices be evidence based.

August

Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until August 16, 2016,5:00 PM. Hearing will be held on August 11, 2016, at 1:00-3:00 PM in Room 401, Public Service Building, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR.
581-022-02223 
Proposed new rule and revisions to existing rule would give Department of Education authority to require school districts, public charter schools and ESDs to (1) develop a plan to ensure that recommendations from leading regulatory authorities on clean air, clean water and healthy environments are implemented to ensure our students and school district staff have a safe and healthy environment; and (2) make information available to the community.
581-024-0275 
Proposed new rule and revisions to existing rule would give Department of Education authority to require school districts, public charter schools and ESDs to (1) develop a plan to ensure that recommendations from leading regulatory authorities on clean air, clean water and healthy environments are implemented to ensure our students and school district staff have a safe and healthy environment; and (2) make information available to the community.

June

Public comment will be accepted on the following rules until June 23, 2016, 9:00 AM. Hearing will be held on June 22, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 200A, Public Service Building, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR.
581-021-0576; 581-021-0579; 581-021-0582 
SB 1537 established a new program that school districts may choose to participate in the post graduate scholar program. The rules establish the criteria for implementing post-graduate scholar programs and eligibility of students participating in these programs. The rules also define key terms used in the program.
581-027-0030; 581-027-0035; 581-027-0040; 581-027-0045; 581-027-0050 
The Department of Education is setting standards and procedures for the distribution of technical assistance grants to school districts for facilities assessments, long-range facility plans, and seismic assessments. The grants are up to $20,000 for facilities assessments and up to $25,000 each for long-range facility plans and seismic assessments. All districts qualify for these technical assistance grants. The rules also establish requirements to become certified contractor for purposes of technical assistance grants.
581-026-0600 
Creates procedure for a school district to file a complaint against a public charter school that has opened a school or facility within school district without providing the school district written notice prior to the first day students attend classes at the school or receive instruction at the facility.

May

Public comment will be accepted on the following rule until June 23, 2016, 9:00 AM. Hearing will be held on May 23, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 200A, Public Service Building, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR. 97310
581-021-0026; 581-021-0029 
The legislature lowered the compulsory school age from 7 to 6 in 2015. The rule amendments adjust the references to compulsory school age to reflect this change.

March

Public comment will be accepted on the following rules until April 14, 2016, 9:00 AM. Hearing will be held on March 29, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 200A, Public Service Building, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR. 97310
581-021-0580, 581-021-0582, 581-021-0584 
Establishes requirements for Superintendent of Public Instruction to award Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy to graduation public school students.
581-027-0005, 581-027-0010, 581-027-0015, 581-027-0020, 581-027-0025 
Establishes funding formula, priority list and first in time application method to award grants from the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Account.

February

Public comment will be accepted on the following rules until March 3, 2016 Hearing will be held on February 22, 2016, at 11:00a.m. in Room 200A, Public Service Building, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR. 97310
581-021-0505
581-022-1310

January 

Public comment will be accepted on the following rules until January 21, 2016
581-005-0001
581-017-0365 to 0375
581-021-0019
581-021-0037
581-021-0047
581-022-0617
581-023-0106

2015

November

581-017-0301, 581-017-0302, 581-017-0306 to 0318
581-017-0350 to 0362
581-017-0380, 581-017-0383, 581-017-0386, 581-017-0389, 581-017-0392, 581-017-0395
581-015-2572
581-018-0105, 581-018-0120
581-015-2572
581-017-0450 to 0462
581-017-0432 to 0447
581-021-0065
581-021-0070
581-020-0530 to 0541
581-020-0600 to 0615
581-023-0250

October 

581-015-2200
581-015-2930
581-018-0130, 581-018-0145, 581-018-0148
581-022-0610
581-022-1910
581-026-0210
581-026-0600

September 

581-044-0250
581-022-1420, 581-024-0275
581-021-0043
581-017-0302
581-017-0302
581-017-0301, 581-017-0309, 581-017-0318
581-017-0287, 581-017-0291, 581-017-0297
581-015-2595

August 

581-022-0421

January 

541-021-0047

2014

December

581-021-0061
581-021-0500
581-045-0586

November 

581-022-0102
581-022-1620
581-022-1131

October 

581-022-1130 Diploma Requirements
581-022-1133 Extended Diploma 
581-022-1134 Modified Diploma
581-022-1210 District Curriculum
581-022-1133
581-022-1610
581-026-0065
581-026-0130
581-026-0210
581-026-0505

September 

581-015-2000 Definitions
581-015-2245 Alternative Placements and Supplementary Aids and Services
581-015-2005 Criteria for Approving School District Special Education Program
581-015-2010 Census and Data Reporting
581-015-2040 Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and Age Ranges
581-015-2080 Child Find 
581-015-2565 Regional Program Services

June 

581-023-0022
581-022-1661
581-018-0130 to 581-018-0151
581-015-2320
581-053-0003 through 581-053-0640
581-023-0040

April 

581-015-2572
581-017-0335 through 581-017-0347
581-017-0350 through 581-017-0362
581-018-0327 through 581-018-0336
581-018-0430 through 581-018-0442
581-018-0500 through 581-018-0515
581-018-0520 through 581-018-0535
581-018-0540 through 581-018-0556
581-018-0575
581-021-0019
581-021-0031
581-022-0610

March 

581-002-0200
581-015-2571 Eligibility and Approval
581-015-2574
581-021-0031
581-021-0037

January 

581-017-0335 Definitions and Establishment of STEM Lab Schools
581-017-0338 Eligibility of STEM Lab Schools
581-017-0341 Criteria of STEM Lab Schools
581-017-0344 Implementation of Grant Funding of STEM Lab Schools
581-017-0347 Reporting of STEM Lab Schools
581-017-0350 Definitions
581-017-0353 Eastern Promise Replication Grant Program Establishment
581-017-0356 Eligibility
581-017-0359 Implementation of Grant Funding
581-017-0362 Timelines and Performance Measures
581-018-0327 Definitions
581-018-0330 Purpose and Eligibility
581-018-0333 Funding
581-018-0336 Reporting
581-018-0500 Definitions
581-018-0503 Establishment
581-018-0506 Eligibiity
581-018-0509 Criteria
581-018-0512 Funding
581-018-0515 Reporting
581-018-0520 Definitions
581-018-0523 Establishment
581-018-0526 Eligibility
581-018-0529 Criteria
581-018-0532 Funding
581-018-0535 Reporting
581-018-0540 Definitions
581-018-0543 Establishment
581-018-0546 Purpose of Grant
581-018-0549 Eligibility
581-018-0552 Grant Uses and Requirements
581-018-0553 Funding
581-018-0556 Reporting

2013

December

581-017-0200 to 0220
581-018-0300 to 0325 
581-021-0500 
581-023-0102
581-026-0005 to 581-026-0515  
581-045-0586 
581-054-0007 
581-017-0300 to 0332 
581-018-0380 to 0399 
581-018-0400 to 0424 

November 

581-017-0300 to 0332 
581-018-0380 to 0339 
581-018-0400 to 0424 

October

581-022-0606 
581-021-0550 to 0570
581-020-0359 
581-018-0250 to 0275 
581-018-0200 to 0225 
581-018-0100 to 0125 
581-018-0005 to 0020 
581-017-0200 to 0220 
581-017-0100 to 0115 
581-017-0005 to 0020 
581-015-2000 to 2930 

September

582-018-0225 to 0250 

August

581-017 
581-017-0100 to 0115  
581-018-005 
581-018-0100 to 0120 
581-018-0200 to 025 
581-044-0210, 0240, 0250, 0260 

May 

581-022-1060 
581-051-0305, 0306 

April

OAR 581-015-2090 to 2885 

February 

581-015-2030 
581-022-2130 

Your browser is out-of-date! It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how

×