(1) The State Board of Education shall appoint an Oregon 21st Century Schools Advisory Committee to propose rules for the submission and approval of grants and programs, including but not limited to rules for the Oregon 21st Century Schools Program under ORS 329.537 to 329.605, the School Improvement and Professional Development program under ORS 329.675 to 329.745 and the beginning teacher and administrator mentorship program under ORS 329.788 to 329.820.
(2)(a) The advisory committee shall include teachers, who shall constitute a majority of the 15 members, and one member from each of the following groups, at least one of whom must be a member of a minority:
(A) School administrators;
(B) School board members;
(C) Education school faculty;
(D) Classified district employees;
(E) Parents of children currently in prekindergarten through grade 12 of the public school system; and
(F) Members of the business and labor community.
(b) The board may appoint other citizens as considered appropriate by the board.
(3) The deadline for applications submitted by districts for the School Improvement and Professional Development program under ORS 329.675 to 329.745 and the mentorship program under ORS 329.788 to 329.820 shall be April 1 preceding the school year for which they are proposed. The Department of Education shall review all applications and shall approve or reject them no later than June 1 preceding the school year for which they are proposed.
(4) Districts that qualify for 21st Century Schools grants under ORS 329.537 to 329.605, School Improvement and Professional Development program grants under ORS 329.675 to 329.745 and mentorship program grants under ORS 329.788 to 329.820 shall receive up to $3,000 per year for every full-time equivalent beginning teacher and administrator deemed eligible for this program.
(5) Subject to ORS 291.232 to 291.260, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall distribute grants-in-aid to eligible school districts so that at least three-quarters of the allocation due to each eligible district is received no later than February 1 of each fiscal year and the remainder when all required reports are filed with the Department of Education. If underpayments or overpayments result, adjustments shall be made in the following year.Section: Previous 329.685 329.685 329.690 329.690 329.695 329.695 329.700 329.700 329.704 329.705 329.709 329.709 329.710 329.715 329.715 Next
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