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Alternative Education Laws and Rules

Oregon Law defines Alternative Education as a school or separate class group designed to best serve students' educational needs and interests and assist students in achieving the academic standards of the school district and the state ORS 336.615

Assurance of Compliance with OAR, Division 22

Districts annually assure that they are in compliance with and implementing Chapter 581, Division 22, of the Oregon Administrative Rules. This page provides guidance to districts for amending the assurance when necessary to include a plan for compliance with OAR 581-022-1350, Alternative Education Programs.

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) - Alternative Education

The Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), created by the legislature, are presently being updated. Please Google the ORS number to gain the information needed.

  • ORS 181.537

    Authority of Teachers Standards and Practices Commission and Department of Education to require fingerprints.

  • ORS 326.051 (1), (2), (3)

    State Administration of Education: Board functions with rules.

  • ORS 326.603 and 607

    Authority of school districts and schools to obtain criminal records check of employees, contractors, volunteers and applicants for employment; fee.

  • ORS 327.125

    Superintendent to administer ORS 327.006 to 327.133, 327.348, 327.355, 327.357, 327.360 and 327.731; board rules.

  • ORS 329-485

    Statewide assessment system: types of assessments; subjects; additional services or alternative educational options. (Information on alternative programs for students who have not met or who have exceeded all academic content standards.)

  • ORS 336.615-655

    Alternative Education Programs. (Basic information regarding Alternative Programs. For more see Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) below.)

  • ORS 336.625 (1), (2), (3), and (4)

    State Administration of Education: Goals; district responsibility; registration; rules.

  • ORS 336.631

    Private alternative programs; requirements; applicability of laws; placement of students.

  • ORS 336.645

    State Administration of Education: Notification of availability of program rules; regarding school district notification to parents and students of the availability of alternative education programs, the law regarding alternative education programs and the procedures for requesting district school boards to establish alternative education programs.

  • ORS 339.030

    School attendance; admission; discipline; safety: Exemptions from compulsory school attendance; rules.

  • ORS 339.115

    School attendance; admission; discipline; safety: Admission of students.

  • ORS 339.250 (6), (9), and (10)

    Duty of student to comply with rules; discipline, suspension, expulsion, removal and counseling; written information on alternative programs required (information on alternative programs for students who may be or who are expelled).

  • ORS 343.232

    Teachers and other school personnel: Employment pending result of (criminal background) check.

Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) - Alternative Education

Oregon Administrative Rules are created by the State Board of Education as authorized by the legislature. Click a link below and scroll down to find OAR listed.

  • OAR 581-015-2265

    Standards for approval of private schools as contractors with public agencies (specifically 581-05-02265(6)).

  • OAR 581-021-0019

    Implements and clarifies what constitutes adequate written consent between school districts when claiming non-resident students.

  • OAR 581-021-0071 (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), and (6)

    School governance and student conduct: District information for parents and students regarding the availability of alternative education programs.

  • OAR 581-021-0072 (1), (2), and (3)

    School governance and student conduct: Registration of private alternative programs/schools.

  • OAR 581-021-0073

    School governance and student conduct: Denial, suspension, or revocation of registration of private alternative program/school.

  • OAR 581-022-1060

    School and District Performance Report Criteria (Annual School and District Performance Report based on data collected from schools and school districts on student performance, student behavior and school characteristics).

  • OAR 581-022-2505

    Alternative education programs.

  • OAR 581-022-1730

    Fingerprinting of subject individuals in positions not requiring licensure as teachers, administrators, personnel specialists, school nurses. Also consistent with ORS 336.631 (2), 181.539, 326.603, 326.607, 342.232 and OAR 581-022-1350.

  • OAR 581-023-0008 (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), and (11)

    School finance: Accountable activities for alternative education programs (for school funding purposes).

Authority of Teachers Standards and Practices Commission and Department of Education to require fingerprints.

The Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), created by the legislature, are presently being updated. Please Google the ORS number to gain the information needed.

  • ORS 326.051 (1), (2), (3)

    State Administration of Education: Board functions with rules.

  • ORS 326.603 and 607

    Authority of school districts and schools to obtain criminal records check of employees, contractors, volunteers and applicants for employment; fee.

  • ORS 327.125

    Superintendent to administer ORS 327.006 to 327.133, 327.348, 327.355, 327.357, 327.360 and 327.731; board rules.

  • ORS 329-485

    Statewide assessment system: types of assessments; subjects; additional services or alternative educational options. (Information on alternative programs for students who have not met or who have exceeded all academic content standards.)

  • ORS 336.615-655

    Alternative Education Programs. (Basic information regarding Alternative Programs. For more see Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) below.)

  • ORS 336.625 (1), (2), (3), and (4)

    State Administration of Education: Goals; district responsibility; registration; rules.

  • ORS 336.631

    Private alternative programs; requirements; applicability of laws; placement of students.

  • ORS 336.645

    State Administration of Education: Notification of availability of program rules; regarding school district notification to parents and students of the availability of alternative education programs, the law regarding alternative education programs and the procedures for requesting district school boards to establish alternative education programs.

  • ORS 339.030

    School attendance; admission; discipline; safety: Exemptions from compulsory school attendance; rules.

  • ORS 339.115

    School attendance; admission; discipline; safety: Admission of students.

  • ORS 339.250 (6), (9), and (10)

    Duty of student to comply with rules; discipline, suspension, expulsion, removal and counseling; written information on alternative programs required (information on alternative programs for students who may be or who are expelled).

  • ORS 343.232

    Teachers and other school personnel: Employment pending result of (criminal background) check.

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