Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.183 - Prekindergarten Program Trust Fund.

(1) The Prekindergarten Program Trust Fund is established as a fund in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the trust fund shall be credited to the trust fund. The primary purpose of the trust fund is to assist eligible children with comprehensive services including educational, social, health and nutritional development to enhance their chances for success in school and life. For this purpose, the trust fund is continuously appropriated to the Department of Education for the Oregon prekindergarten program described in ORS 329.170 to 329.200.

(2) The department may solicit and accept money in the form of gifts, contributions and grants to be deposited in the trust fund. Except as provided in ORS 329.185, the acceptance of federal grants for purposes of ORS 329.170 to 329.200 does not commit state funds nor place an obligation upon the Legislative Assembly to continue the purposes for which the federal funds are made available.

(3) The trust fund may be listed, if otherwise qualified, on the Oregon income tax return for checkoff pursuant to application made to the Oregon Charitable Checkoff Commission under ORS 305.690 to 305.753 by the department. [1995 c.636 §4; 2001 c.831 §17; 2007 c.858 §12]

Note: The amendments to 329.183 by section 12, 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.

329.183. (1) The Prekindergarten Program Trust Fund is established as a fund in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the trust fund shall be credited to the trust fund. The primary purpose of the trust fund is to assist eligible children with comprehensive services including educational, social, health and nutritional development to enhance their chances for success in school and life. For this purpose, the trust fund is continuously appropriated for and shall be expended only for the Oregon prekindergarten program described in ORS 329.170 to 329.200.

(2) The State Board of Education may solicit and accept money in the form of gifts, contributions and grants to be deposited in the trust fund. Except as provided in ORS 329.185, the acceptance of federal grants for purposes of ORS 329.170 to 329.200 does not commit state funds nor place an obligation upon the Legislative Assembly to continue the purposes for which the federal funds are made available.

(3) The trust fund may be listed, if otherwise qualified, on the Oregon income tax return for checkoff pursuant to application made to the Oregon Charitable Checkoff Commission under ORS 305.690 to 305.753 by the State Board of Education.

Section:  Previous  329.157  329.159  329.160  329.165  329.170  329.175  329.180  329.183  329.185  329.190  329.195  329.200  329.210  329.215  329.215  Next

Last modified: August 7, 2008