Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.860 - Outreach to students no longer attending school.

Education service districts, school districts or schools, or any combination thereof, may contact any eligible elementary or secondary school student and the studentís family if the student has ceased to attend school to encourage the studentís enrollment in an education program that may include alternative learning options. If the student or the family cannot be located, the name and last-known address shall be reported to the school nearest the address. The school shall attempt to determine if that student or family is being provided services by this state and shall seek to assist the student or family in any appropriate manner. [Formerly 336.157; 1995 c.278 §41; 1995 c.660 §44; 1997 c.652 §24; 2003 c.303 §13; 2007 c.858 §26]

Note: The amendments to 329.860 by section 26, 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.

329.860. (1) The Department of Education in consultation with the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development and the Education and Workforce Policy Advisor shall develop models for school districts of alternative learning options that may include Learning Centers designed to assist students who have left school in meeting the academic content standards required for the Certificate of Initial Mastery through the use of teaching strategies, technology and curricula that emphasize the latest research and best practice.

(2) The Learning Centers may also provide for the integration of existing local and community programs that provide any part of the services needed to assist individuals in meeting the academic content standards for the Certificate of Initial Mastery.

(3) The centers may promote means of identifying, coordinating and integrating existing resources and may include:

(a) Child care services during school hours;

(b) After-school child care;

(c) Parental training;

(d) Parent and child education;

(e) English as a second language or bilingual services for limited proficiency students;

(f) Health services or referral to health services;

(g) Housing assistance;

(h) Employment counseling, training and placement;

(i) Summer and part-time job development;

(j) Drug and alcohol abuse counseling; and

(k) Family crisis and mental health counseling.

(4) Education service districts, school districts or schools, or any combination thereof, may contact any eligible elementary or secondary school student and the studentís family if the student has ceased to attend school to encourage the studentís enrollment in an education program that may include alternative learning options. If the student or the family cannot be located, the name and last-known address shall be reported to the school nearest the address. The school shall attempt to determine if that student or family is being provided services by this state and shall seek to assist the student or family in any appropriate manner.

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