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Chronic Absenteeism

Research backs up the common sense notion that children will do worse in school if they aren’t in class to learn. Chronic absence is a measure of how much school a student misses for any reason. It is a broader measure than truancy, which only tracks unexcused absences.
 

Safe and Drug-Free Schools

The Safe & Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act was created to encourage strategies that prevent violence in and around schools, strengthen programs that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs, and increase parent involvement.

 
This includes: School Discipline, Bullying, Restraint and Seclusion

 

Anabolic Steroids and Performance Enhancing Drugs

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. 

 
 

School Nurses

The School Nurse web pages offer information which provides various health resources to Oregon students, parents of students, and school staff.
 
 
 

Sexuality Education & Risk Behavior Prevention

This site contains HIV prevention messages and links to other sites that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics.
 
If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.
 
 
 

Safety of School Sports - Concussions

During the 2009 Session, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 348 (SB348), codified as ORS 336.485 as a response to the serious issue of sports-related concussion injuries as a result of inappropriate treatment and diagnosis. This law 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. It also requires student athletes who exhibit signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion; or have been diagnosed with a concussion, not participate in any athletic event or training until medical release is obtained.
 
 
 

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