Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.600 - District annual report; proposed plan amendment.

(1) Each district that receives approval for a project under the Oregon 21st Century Schools Program shall submit an annual report to the advisory committee appointed under ORS 329.700 and to the local community. The report shall include specific data that reflect the nature and extent of changes in student learning and other performance as described in its application.

(2) Along with its annual report, a district may submit proposed amendments to its approved program describing additional statutes, rules or local policies and agreements that it proposes to waive. Such amendments must be accompanied by a statement of support from the local school board, the exclusive representative of 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, and each 21st Century Schools Council involved in the project. The advisory committee may recommend approval of such amendments upon a finding of satisfactory progress by the district and a determination that all other provisions of ORS 329.537 to 329.605 have been met.

(3) If, based upon these annual reports, the advisory committee determines that a districtís progress is unsatisfactory, the advisory committee may recommend to the State Board of Education that the district be placed on probation for a one-year period. During the probationary year, the district shall be eligible for special assistance from the Department of Education. During the probationary year, the district shall also prepare a contingency plan in the event it is ordered to terminate its project prematurely.

(4) If, after the probationary period described in subsection (3) of this section, the districtís progress is still unsatisfactory in the judgment of the advisory committee, the advisory committee may recommend that the state board terminate the project and implement its plan for returning to compliance with previously waived statutes, rules and local policies and agreements.

(5) A district may terminate its application by submitting to the board a request for termination that has been approved by the school board, the exclusive representative of 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, and the 21st Century Schools Councils.

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