Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.150 - Services for children and families at school site; policy.

A school district may provide services for children and families at the school site, which may include a community learning center. If the district chooses to provide services, the design of educational and other services to children and their families shall be the responsibility of the school district. School districts may coordinate services with programs provided through the local commissions on children and families to provide services to families. To ensure that all educational and other services for young children and their families offer the maximum opportunity possible for the personal success of the child and family members, it is the policy of this state that the following principles for serving children should be observed to the maximum extent possible in all of its educational and other programs serving young children and their families, including those programs delivered at community learning centers:

(1) Services for young children and their families should be located as close to the child and the family’s community as possible, encouraging community support and ownership of such services;

(2) Services for young children and their families should reflect the importance of integration and diversity to the maximum extent possible in regard to characteristics such as race, economics, gender, creed, capability and cultural differences;

(3) Services should be designed to support and strengthen the welfare of the child and the family and be planned in consideration of the individual family’s values;

(4) Services should be designed to ensure continuity of care among care givers in a given day and among service plans from year to year;

(5) Service systems should address the most urgent needs in a timely manner including health, intervention and support services; and

(6) Service providers and sources of support should be coordinated and collaborative, to reflect the knowledge that no single system can serve all of the needs of the child and family. [Formerly 326.790; 1995 c.660 §15; 2001 c.759 §3]

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