Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.228 - Early Childhood Education Trust Fund.

(1) The Early Childhood Education 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 public school districts in providing programs designed to improve educational services for children enrolled in kindergarten through grade three. For this purpose, the trust fund is continuously appropriated to the Department of Education for programs described in ORS 329.235.

(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. The acceptance of federal grants for purposes of ORS 329.235 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. [1995 c.636 §2; 2005 c.209 §12; 2007 c.858 §16]

Note: The amendments to 329.228 by section 16, 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.

329.228. (1) The Early Childhood Education 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 public school districts in providing programs designed to improve educational services for children enrolled in kindergarten through grade three. For this purpose, the trust fund is continuously appropriated to the Department of Education for programs described in ORS 329.215 to 329.235.

(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. The acceptance of federal grants for purposes of ORS 329.215 to 329.235 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.

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