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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Medicaid in Education

    Information related to SB111(2017) Medicaid Pilot project and school Medicaid SBHS billing information.

  • Mental Health and Well-being

    Mental health refers to the emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, physical and relational thriving of individuals and systems. ODE believes that mental health is centered within a continuum of care that meets each person's needs for physical and emotional safety, security, social connection, identity, diversity and purpose. ODE has a number of mental and behavioral health-focused initiatives that focus on the prevention, intervention and response to the mental health needs of school communities.

  • School Discipline, Bullying, Restraint and Seclusion

    Information and resources for reducing harmful and exclusionary practices in Oregon schools. This work includes issues surrounding bullying/harassment, restraint/seclusion, student discipline, and associated data collections.

  • Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Investigation

    Information on how to initiate an investigation of sexual misconduct and background on Senate Bill 155 to help ensure the safety of all K-12 students in Oregon.

  • 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

    These webpages provide information on Oregon's human sexuality education program resources.

  • 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.