(1) All applications for the Oregon 21st Century Schools Program shall be submitted to the Department of Education, and shall contain the following:
(a) A letter of support from the school board and the exclusive representative of teachers in the buildings affected if waiver of a collective bargaining obligation over mandatory subjects of collective bargaining, a right or obligation under a collective bargaining contract or any right under ORS 243.650 to 243.782, 342.513, 342.545, 342.553, 342.608, 342.610, 342.613 or 342.650 is required.
(b) An abstract of the nature and objectives of the project and a description of the changes projected to occur in the school or district, or any combination thereof, as a result of the proposal.
(c) A description of the goals and major activities to be carried out as part of the project, including but not limited to the nature and extent of the restructuring of school operations and formal relationships as described in ORS 329.555 (2). The application shall also describe the process used to identify the goals and major activities of the project.
(d) A list of the major student learning and educational outcomes that are projected to occur as a result of the project, including but not limited to those outcomes described in ORS 329.555 (2).
(e) A description of all statutes and rules to be modified or waived to complete the activities of the project. For each provision, the application shall include a statement describing why the modification or waiver is warranted.
(f) A description of all district rules and agreements that are to be modified or waived. All such provisions shall be approved by a majority vote of each 21st Century Schools Council, the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the licensed teachers in the affected school buildings and the approval of the local district school board and the exclusive representative of the teachers if waiver of a collective bargaining obligation over mandatory subjects of collective bargaining, a right or obligation under a collective bargaining contract or any right under ORS 243.650 to 243.782, 342.513, 342.545, 342.553, 342.608, 342.610, 342.613 or 342.650 is required.
(g) A budget plan for the project and additional anticipated sources of funding, if any, including private grants and contributions.
(h) A description of the process by which data will be collected and assessed to measure student learning and other educational performance attributable to the project.
(i) Letters expressing support and a willingness to participate from community colleges and other post-secondary institutions, where appropriate.
(j) The number of school years for which approval is sought. The period shall be no less than one year and no more than five years.
(k) A description of how the district intends to share and disseminate to other school districts those practices that prove effective.
(2) Applications shall contain all the components of subsection (1) of this section to be eligible for approval.
(3) The application may also contain written statements of support from parents, citizens, local businesses and other interested individuals and organizations.Section: Previous 329.555 329.560 329.565 329.565 329.570 329.570 329.575 329.575 329.585 329.585 329.595 329.595 329.600 329.600 329.605 Next
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