Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.805 - Grants-in-aid; amount; distribution; rules.

(1) Subject to ORS 291.232 to 291.260, the Department of Education shall distribute grants-in-aid to qualifying school districts to offset the costs of beginning teacher and administrator mentorship programs. A qualifying district shall receive annually up to $5,000 for each full-time equivalent beginning teacher and administrator approved for support. Each biennium, the department shall adjust the amount specified for each teacher or administrator based on the Consumer Price Index, as defined in ORS 327.006.

(2) If the funds are insufficient for all eligible proposals, the Department of Education shall award grants on a competitive basis, taking into consideration geographic and demographic diversity.

(3) The State Board of Education may adopt such rules as it considers appropriate for the distribution of grants-in-aid under this section.

(4) A district that is determined by the Department of Education to be in violation of one or more of the requirements of ORS 329.788 to 329.820 may be required to refund all grants-in-aid moneys distributed under ORS 329.788 to 329.820. The amount of penalty shall be determined by the State Board of Education. [Formerly 342.790; 2001 c.317 §7; 2007 c.863 §5]

Note: The amendments to 329.805 by section 5, chapter 863, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to mentorship programs administered during the 2008-2009 school year. See section 10, chapter 863, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 school year is set forth for the userís convenience.

329.805. (1) Subject to ORS 291.232 to 291.260, the Department of Education shall distribute grants-in-aid to qualifying school districts to offset the costs of beginning teacher and administrator mentorship programs. A qualifying district shall receive annually up to $3,000 for each full-time equivalent beginning teacher and administrator approved for support.

(2) If the funds are insufficient for all eligible proposals, the Department of Education shall award grants on a competitive basis, taking into consideration geographic and demographic diversity.

(3) The State Board of Education may adopt such rules as it considers appropriate for the distribution of grants-in-aid under this section.

(4) A district that is determined by the Department of Education to be in violation of one or more of the requirements of ORS 329.788 to 329.820 may be required to refund all grants-in-aid moneys distributed under ORS 329.788 to 329.820. The amount of penalty shall be determined by the State Board of Education.

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