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SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST GRANTS AND STIPENDS
 
348.394 Definitions for ORS 348.394 to 348.406. As used in ORS 348.394 to 348.406:
(1) “Eligible post-secondary institution” means:
(a) A state institution under the direction of the State Board of Higher Education listed in ORS 352.002;
(b) A community college as defined in ORS 341.005; or
(c) A generally accredited, not-for-profit institution of higher education.
(2) “Participant” means a student who receives a grant under ORS 348.401. [2007 c.839 §21]
 
Note: 348.394 to 348.406 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 348 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
 
348.395 [1995 c.179 §4; repealed by 2007 c.426 §7]
 
348.397 [1995 c.179 §5; 1997 c.174 §1; repealed by 2007 c.426 §7]
 
348.398 Department of Education authority; grants; stipends; rules. (1) The Department of Education shall establish a program to increase the number of speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants in Oregon.
(2) Through the program the department may award:
(a) Grants to students studying to become licensed speech-language pathologists or certified speech-language pathology assistants as provided in ORS 348.401; and
(b) Stipends to licensed speech-language pathologists who are employed by education service districts or school districts and provide training to participants.
(3) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules necessary for the administration of ORS 348.394 to 348.406. [2007 c.839 §22]
 
Note:See note under 348.394.
 
348.401 Grant eligibility; amount; employment requirement(1) To be eligible for participation in the program under ORS 348.394 to 348.406, a student must:
(a) Be registered as a student in an eligible post-secondary institution;
(b) Agree to receive training as a student under the supervision of a staff person employed by an education service district or a school district;
(c) Agree to be employed in Oregon for a minimum of two years as a speech-language pathologist or speech-language pathology assistant within the education service district where the participant received training as a student;
(d) Agree to pay back any amount received by the participant as a grant if the participant does not meet the employment requirement of the program; and
(e) Meet other requirements placed on the participant by the Department of Education.
(2) The Department of Education shall award to each participant selected by the department for participation in the program:
(a) A grant in an amount that is up to $2,000 per academic year for participants who are registered in programs to become speech-language pathology assistants; and
(b) A grant in an amount that is up to $9,000 per academic year for participants who are registered in programs to become speech-language pathologists.
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, a participant may not receive a grant under this section that is in an amount that is greater than the tuition costs of the participant.
(4) A participant shall complete the employment requirement specified under subsection (1) of this section not later than three years after the date the participant graduates from the program. The department may grant a participant additional time to complete the employment requirement as follows:
(a) For the period of enrollment if a participant returns to school on a full-time basis in any course of study at an eligible post-secondary institution; and
(b) For a period determined by the State Board of Education for other reasons allowed by the board.
(5) If a participant does not meet the employment requirement, the participant must pay back any amount received by the participant as a grant under the program. The department shall deposit any moneys received under this subsection in the Speech-Language Pathologist Training Fund. [2007 c.839 §23]
 
Note: See note under 348.394.
 
348.403 Stipend eligibility; amount. (1) The Department of Education may award stipends to licensed speech-language pathologists who are employed by education service districts or school districts and who provide training to participants.
(2) The department may award to a licensed speech-language pathologist:
(a) A stipend in an amount that may be up to $400 per participant for providing training to the participant to become a licensed speech-language pathologist.
(b) A stipend in an amount that may be up to $200 per participant for providing training to the participant to become a certified speech-language pathology assistant. [2007 c.839 §24]
 
Note: See note under 348.394.
 
348.405 [1989 c.227 §2; 1993 c.322 §1; 1999 c.704 §11; repealed by 2007 c.426 §7]
 
348.406 Speech-Language Pathologist Training Fund.
(1) The Speech-Language Pathologist Training Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the Speech-Language Pathologist Training Fund shall be credited to the fund. Moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the Department of Education for the purpose of awarding grants and stipends under ORS 348.394 to 348.406.
(2) The department may seek grants and donations to provide funding for the program. The department shall deposit any moneys received under this subsection in the fund. [2007 c.839 §25]
 
Note: See note under 348.394.

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