Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.200 - Report on program by state superintendent; department to assess program effectiveness.

(1) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall report to the Legislative Assembly on the merits of continuing and expanding the Oregon prekindergarten program or instituting other means of providing early childhood development assistance.

(2) The superintendentís report shall include specific recommendations on at least the following issues:

(a) The relationship of the state-funded Oregon prekindergarten program with the common school system;

(b) The types of children and their needs that the program should serve;

(c) The appropriate level of state support for implementing the program for all eligible children, including related projects to prepare instructors and provide facilities, equipment and transportation;

(d) The state administrative structure necessary to implement the program; and

(e) Licensing or endorsement of early childhood teachers.

(3) The Department of Education shall examine, monitor and assess the effectiveness of the Oregon prekindergarten program. The superintendent shall make biennial reports to the Legislative Assembly on the effectiveness of the program. [Formerly 326.625; 2001 c.831 §21; 2005 c.209 §11; 2007 c.858 §15]

Note: The amendments to 329.200 by section 15, 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.

329.200. (1) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall report to the Legislative Assembly on the merits of continuing and expanding the Oregon prekindergarten program or instituting other means of providing early childhood development assistance.

(2) The superintendentís report shall include specific recommendations on at least the following issues:

(a) The relationship of the state-funded Oregon prekindergarten program with the common school system;

(b) The types of children and their needs that the program should serve;

(c) The appropriate level of state support for implementing the program for all eligible children, including related projects to prepare instructors and provide facilities, equipment and transportation;

(d) The state administrative structure necessary to implement the program; and

(e) Licensing or endorsement of early childhood teachers.

(3) The Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, shall examine, monitor and assess the effectiveness of the Oregon prekindergarten program. The superintendent shall make biennial reports to the Legislative Assembly on the effectiveness of the program.

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