Public Hearing on July 27, 2016
The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) held a public hearing on Wednesday July 27, 2016, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the TSPC office, 250 Division St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 on the proposed administrative rules listed below.
Below is the audio recording of the hearing: 


Audio - Part 1

Audio - Part 2

Audio - Part 3


Background information on the Public Hearing:

Summary of Public Hearing Information:
Presiding Officer: Tamara Dykeman
Date:  Wednesday: July 27, 2016
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
Location: TSPC office: 250 Division St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
Subject of the Hearing: Proposed rulemaking
584-420-0015; 584-420-0015; 584-420-0016 (Dyslexia and Reading Instruction)


584-420-0345; 584-420-0360, 584-420-0440; 584-420-0460
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing and Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact were filed with the Secretary of State on June 2, 2016, and will be published in the July 1, 2016 edition of the Oregon Bulletin.


Please note:
  • The public hearing will be conducted according to OAR 137-001-0030 (see below).
  • The public hearing is an opportunity to provide oral and written testimony on the record. The public hearing process does not include dialogue or policy deliberation about the proposed rules.
  • The hearing proceedings will be recorded (audio). The hearing recording and all written testimony will be provided to the Commissioners. 
  • If you are not attending the hearing, you may submit written testimony to from July 1, 2016 to July 27, 2016 (at the close of hearing). This testimony will also be provided to the Commissioners with the other hearing materials.

  • The Commission will consider adopting permanent rules on the reading and dyslexia instruction statutory requirements at its August 18, 2016 meeting. A notice of the August meeting with the date, time, and location will be sent out prior to July 15, 2016.  Prior to the August meeting, the Commissioners will be provided with all written and oral testimony submitted during the public comment periods for their consideration.


Conduct of Rulemaking Hearings
(1) The hearing to consider a rule shall be conducted by and shall be under the control of the presiding officer. The presiding officer may be the chief administrative officer of the agency, a member of its governing body, or any other person designated by the agency.
(2) At the beginning of the hearing, any person wishing to be heard shall provide their name, address, and affiliation to the presiding officer. The presiding officer may also require that the person complete a form showing any other information the presiding officer deems appropriate. Additional persons may be heard at the discretion of the presiding officer.
(3) At the beginning of the hearing, the presiding officer must summarize, to the extent requested by any participant, the content of the notice given under ORS 183.335.
(4) Subject to the discretion of the presiding officer, the order of the presentation shall be:
(a) Statements of proponents;
(b) Statements of opponents; and
(c) Statements of other witnesses present and wishing to be heard.
(5) The presiding officer or any member of the agency may question any witness making a statement at the hearing. The presiding officer may permit other persons to question witnesses.
(6) There shall be no additional statement given by any witness unless requested or permitted by the presiding officer.
(7) The hearing may be continued with recesses as determined by the presiding officer until all listed witnesses have had an opportunity to testify.
(8) The presiding officer shall, when practicable, receive all physical and documentary evidence presented by witnesses. Exhibits shall be marked and shall identify the witness offering the exhibit. Any written exhibits shall be preserved by the agency pursuant to any applicable retention schedule for public records under ORS 192.001 et seq.
(9) The presiding officer may set reasonable time limits for oral presentation and may exclude or limit cumulative, repetitious, or immaterial matter.
(10) The presiding officer shall make a record of the proceeding, by audio or video tape recording, stenographic reporting or minutes.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.341 & 183.390
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.335(3) & 183.341
Hist.: 1AG 14, f. & ef. 10-22-75; 1AG 4-1979, f. & ef. 12-3-79; 1AG 1-1981, f. & ef. 11-17-81; JD 2-1986, f. & ef. 1-27-86; JD 1-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-3-88; JD 5-1989, f. 10-6-89, cert. ef. 10-15-89; JD 7-1991, f. & cert. ef. 11-4-91; DOJ 10-2005, f. 10-31-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DOJ 10-2007, f. 10-15-07 cert. ef. 1-1-08