Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.170 - Definitions for ORS 329.170 to 329.200.

(1) As used in ORS 329.170 to 329.200:

(a) “Advisory committee” means the advisory committee established specifically for the Oregon prekindergarten program established by ORS 329.170 to 329.200.

(b) “Oregon prekindergartens” means programs that are recognized by the department as meeting the minimum program rules to be adopted by the State Board of Education and that provide comprehensive health, education and social services in order to maximize the potential of children three and four years of age.

(c) “Oregon prekindergarten program” means the statewide administrative activities carried on within the Department of Education to allocate, award and monitor state funds appropriated to create or assist local Oregon prekindergartens.

(2) For purposes of ORS 329.175, “eligible child” means an at-risk child who is not a participant in a federal, state or local program providing like comprehensive services and may include children who are eligible under rules adopted by the State Board of Education. As used in this subsection, “at-risk child” means a child at least three years of age and not eligible for kindergarten whose family circumstances would qualify that child for eligibility under the federal Head Start program. [Formerly 326.600; 2001 c.831 §15; 2005 c.209 §10]

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