Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.077 - Waiver or extension of timelines; requirements; process; rules.

(1) A school district may submit a request to the State Board of Education for a waiver or an extension of any timeline or timelines for program implementation in this chapter or chapter 693, Oregon Laws 1991. The request shall state the reasons the district needs the waiver or cannot meet the statutory timeline or timelines. The request must also include a written plan detailing the steps the district will take to achieve full implementation of the program or programs for which the waiver or extension is requested. The written plan shall be for a period of one to five years and shall include a method to measure the progress toward implementation of the program or programs for which a waiver or an extension is sought. The waiver or extension shall not exceed five school years.

(2) Upon receipt of a request for a waiver or an extension, the board shall grant the waiver or extension if it determines that the district has good cause to request a delay in the implementation of the program or programs and determines that the written plan is likely to achieve program implementation within the time requested for the waiver or extension.

(3) The board shall establish by rule the process for applying for and obtaining a waiver or an extension of a timeline, including the criteria for the approval of a written plan of implementation and the grounds constituting good cause for granting the delay in implementation of the program.

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