Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.165 - Development of long-range plan for serving children and families.

(1) In consultation with the advisory committee for the Oregon prekindergarten program, the Department of Education shall develop a long-range plan for serving eligible children and their families and shall report to each regular session of the Legislative Assembly on the funds necessary to implement the long-range plan, including but not limited to regular programming costs, salary enhancements and program improvement grants. The department shall determine the rate of increase in funding for programs necessary each biennium to provide service to all children eligible for the prekindergarten program.

(2) Each biennial report shall include but not be limited to estimates of the number of eligible children and families to be served, projected cost of programs and evaluation of the programs. [Formerly 326.813; 1995 c.660 §18; 2007 c.858 §11]

Note: The amendments to 329.165 by section 11, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to the 2008-2009 school year. See section 41, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 school year is set forth for the userís convenience.

329.165. (1) In consultation with the advisory committee for the Oregon prekindergarten program, the Department of Education and the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development shall develop a long-range plan for serving eligible children and their families and shall report to each regular session of the Legislative Assembly on the funds necessary to implement the long-range plan, including but not limited to regular programming costs, salary enhancements and program improvement grants. The department shall determine the rate of increase in funding for programs necessary each biennium to provide service to all children eligible for the prekindergarten program by 2004.

(2) The Department of Education and the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development shall include in their budget requests to the Governor funds sufficient to implement each two-year phase of the long-range plan.

(3) Each biennial report shall include but not be limited to estimates of the number of eligible children and families to be served, projected cost of programs and evaluation of the programs.

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