Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.704 - Local 21st Century Schools Councils; duties; composition; selection; district site committees.

(1) Nothing in this section shall interfere with the duties, responsibilities and rights of duly elected school district boards. There shall be established at each school a 21st Century Schools Council. The duties of a 21st Century Schools Council shall include but not be limited to:

(a) The development of plans to improve the professional growth of the schoolís staff;

(b) The improvement of the schoolís instructional program;

(c) The development and coordination of plans for the implementation of programs under this chapter at the school; and

(d) The administration of grants-in-aid for the professional development of teachers and classified district employees.

(2) A 21st Century Schools Council shall be composed of teachers, parents, classified employees and principals or the principalís designee, as follows:

(a) Not more than half of the members shall be teachers;

(b) Not more than half of the members shall be parents of students attending that school;

(c) At least one member shall be a classified employee; and

(d) One member shall be the principal of the building or the principalís designee.

(3) In addition, other members may be as the school district shall designate, including but not limited to local school committee members, business leaders, students and members of the community at large.

(4) Members of a 21st Century Schools Council shall be selected as follows:

(a) Teachers shall be licensed teachers elected by licensed teachers at the school site;

(b) Classified employees shall be elected by classified employees at the school site;

(c) Parents shall be selected by parents of students attending the school; and

(d) Other representatives shall be selected by the council.

(5) If a school district board determines that a school site is unable to fulfill the requirements of this section or if the needs of a school site require a different composition, the school district board shall establish the 21st Century Schools Council in a manner that best meets the educational needs of the district.

(6) All 21st Century Schools Council meetings shall be subject to the open meetings law pursuant to ORS 192.610 to 192.690.

(7) A school district may establish a district site committee to assist in the administration of grants or in the district-wide coordination of programs. [1995 c.660 §39 (enacted in lieu of 329.705); 2001 c.618 §7; 2007 c.858 §25]

Note: The amendments to 329.704 by section 25, 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.

329.704. (1) Nothing in this section shall interfere with the duties, responsibilities and rights of duly elected school district boards. There shall be established at each school a 21st Century Schools Council. The duties of a 21st Century Schools Council shall include but not be limited to:

(a) The development of plans to improve the professional growth of the schoolís staff;

(b) The improvement of the schoolís instructional program;

(c) The development and coordination of plans for the implementation of programs under this chapter at the school;

(d) The administration of grants-in-aid for the professional development of teachers and classified district employees; and

(e) Advising the school district board in the development of a plan for school safety and student discipline under section 5, chapter 618, Oregon Laws 2001.

(2) A 21st Century Schools Council shall be composed of teachers, parents, classified employees and principals or the principalís designee, as follows:

(a) Not more than half of the members shall be teachers;

(b) Not more than half of the members shall be parents of students attending that school;

(c) At least one member shall be a classified employee; and

(d) One member shall be the principal of the building or the principalís designee.

(3) In addition, other members may be as the school district shall designate, including but not limited to local school committee members, business leaders, students and members of the community at large.

(4) Members of a 21st Century Schools Council shall be selected as follows:

(a) Teachers shall be licensed teachers elected by licensed teachers at the school site;

(b) Classified employees shall be elected by classified employees at the school site;

(c) Parents shall be selected by parents of students attending the school; and

(d) Other representatives shall be selected by the council.

(5) If a school district board determines that a school site is unable to fulfill the requirements of this section or if the needs of a school site require a different composition, the school district board shall establish the 21st Century Schools Council in a manner that best meets the educational needs of the district.

(6) All 21st Century Schools Council meetings shall be subject to the open meetings law pursuant to ORS 192.610 to 192.690.

(7) A school district may establish a district site committee to assist in the administration of grants or in the district-wide coordination of programs.

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