Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.145 - Definitions for ORS 329.150 and 329.155.

As used in ORS 329.150 and 329.155:

(1) “Families” means a group of individuals related by blood, marriage or adoption, or individuals whose functional relationships are similar to those found in such associations. The family’s purpose is the security, support, nurturance, love, transmission of values and facilitation of each member’s growth and development, and is the primary social unit affecting a child’s well-being.

(2) “Services” means education and all other programs and services addressing one or more of a child’s six basic needs as follows: stimulus, nutrition, health, safety, nurturance and shelter.

(3) “Young children” means children zero through eight years of age. [Formerly 326.785]

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