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Under House Bill 3427 that created the Student Success Fund, the Oregon State Board of Education is charged with approving administrative rules that govern how the funds are distributed. This page will be updated often as rules are proposed and then adopted by the State Board.


All Department of Education rules are posted on the Secretary of State's website.

SSA Standing Rules Advisory Committee Meetings

  • October 18, 2019
  • October 23, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • January 9, 2020
  • February 13, 2020
  • March 5, 2020
  • April 9, 2020
  • May 7, 2020
  • June 11, 2020

For more information on these meetings, please email Tamara Dykeman.

Proposed Rules

March 2020

The State Board of Education will hear the following rule proposals as first reads on March 19, 2020. ODE will hold a public hearing on the proposed rules on March 26, 2020, at 1:00-2:00 pm, at 255 Capitol Street NE. The State Board will vote to adopt the proposed rules on April 16, 2020. State Board materials are posted to the State Board’s online boardbook approximately one week prior to each meeting.

We welcome your comments on the proposed rules. If you would like to submit public comment on the proposed rules, you may:

  • Attend the Administrative Rules Hearing on March 26, 2020, from 1:00-2:00pm, at 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR and provide testimony. Contact Government and Legal Affairs Manager Emily Nazarov if you have questions about that hearing.
  • Attend a State Board of Education meeting and provide public comment. In formation on board meetings and providing public comment is available here.
  • Submit your comments in writing to the ODE Rules Coordinator.
  • Submit your comments to the State Board of Education.

Youth Reengagement System and Grants

Adopt: OAR 581-017-0651 to 0655

In ORS 417.859, the State Board of Education, in collaboration with the Youth Development Council, is directed to establish by rule criteria for a school district or other entity to receive funding for eligible youths participating in a youth reengagement program. These rules establish the finding criteria for grants to be awarded by the Youth Development Council to reengagement programs.

School Safety and Prevention System

Adopt: OAR 581-029-0001

In ORS 327.254, the Department of Education is directed to use moneys from the Statewide Education Initiatives Account to provide funding for statewide education initiatives, including establishing and maintaining a Statewide School Safety and Prevention System under 339.341. These rules establish the requirements for a school safety and prevention specialist.

Early Indicator and Intervention System

Adopt: OAR 581-017-0635 to 0643

In ORS 327.367, the Department of Education is directed to award grants from the Statewide Education Initiatives Account to school districts to implement an early warning system that assists students in graduating from high school. These rules establish the criteria for the Early Indicator and Intervention System Grants.

February 2020

The State Board of Education will hear the following rule proposals as first reads on February 20, 2020 at 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR. If you would like to submit public comment, please email ODE Rule Testimony by March 19, 2020. If you would like to request a public hearing, please do so by emailing Government & Legal Affairs Manager Emily Nazarov.

Student Success Act School Nutrition Rules

Scheduled Hearing: January 31, 2020 in ODE 400A at 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem OR 97310 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Adopt: 581-014-0001, -0004, & -0007
In 2019, the Oregon legislature passed HB 3427, the Student Success Act. As part of this law, districts will have expanded access to fund their school nutrition programs. These OARs establish guidelines to fund the different nutrition programs.

Approved Rules

March 2020

Student Investment Account – Definitions, Funding Distribution, and Charter School Eligibility

In October 2019, the State Board of Education adopted three temporary rules related to SIA definitions, distribution, and charter school eligibility. Those rules are effective only until April 20, 2020. This topic is necessary to begin the process to adopt permanent rules. The permanent rules may be different from the temporary rules due to new information/public comment received since the temp rules were adopted. For example, the perm rules will probably include a new provision on indirect rates.

February 2020

Student Success Act Summer Program Grant

Adopt: 581-017-0620, -0623, -0626, -0629, -0632, & -0635
In 2019, the Oregon legislature passed HB 3427, the Student Success Act. The bill directs some of the money from the Student Success Act to go toward summer programs. These administrative rules establish the criteria under which districts may apply for the Summer Program Grant as described in HB 3427. Note: The department will accept public comment for these rules until January 23, 2020.

December 2019

Definitions for Student Investment Account: Third Grade Reading Proficiency

Adopt: 581-014-9999
In 2019, the Oregon legislature passed HB 3427, the Student Success Act, which directed the State Board of Education to adopt a definition for third-grade reading proficiency for the purposes of developing growth targets for the Student Investment Account. This administrative rule established a definition for third grade reading proficiency.

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