Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.195 - Rules; grant applications.

(1) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules for the establishment of the Oregon prekindergarten program. Rules specifically shall require the Oregon prekindergarten program to provide for parental involvement and performance standards at a level no less than that provided under the federal Head Start program guidelines. Federal Head Start program guidelines shall be considered as guidelines for the Oregon prekindergarten program.

(2) In developing rules for the Oregon prekindergarten program, the board shall consult with the advisory committee established under ORS 329.190 and shall consider such factors as coordination with existing programs, the preparation necessary for instructors, qualifications of instructors, training of staff, adequate space and equipment and special transportation needs.

(3) The Department of Education shall review applications for the Oregon prekindergarten program received and designate those programs as eligible to commence operation by July 1 of each year. When approving grant applications, to the extent practicable, the board shall distribute funds regionally based on percentages of unmet needs as identified in the voluntary local early childhood system plans that are part of the local coordinated comprehensive plans developed under ORS 417.775 for the county or region. [Formerly 326.620; 2001 c.831 §20; 2007 c.858 §14]

Note: The amendments to 329.195 by section 14, 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.

329.195. (1) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules for the establishment of the Oregon prekindergarten program. Rules specifically shall require the Oregon prekindergarten program to provide for parental involvement and performance standards at a level no less than that provided under the federal Head Start program guidelines. Federal Head Start program guidelines shall be considered as guidelines for the Oregon prekindergarten program.

(2) In developing rules for the Oregon prekindergarten program, the board shall consult with the advisory committee and shall consider such factors as coordination with existing programs, the preparation necessary for instructors, qualifications of instructors, training of staff, adequate space and equipment and special transportation needs.

(3) The Department of Education and the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development shall review applications for the Oregon prekindergarten program received and designate those programs as eligible to commence operation by July 1 of each year. When approving grant applications, to the extent practicable, the State Board of Education shall distribute funds regionally based on percentages of unmet needs as identified in the voluntary local early childhood system plans that are part of the local coordinated comprehensive plans developed under ORS 417.775 for the county or region.

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