(1) A qualified school district may contract with a qualified private alternative education program to provide services to homeschooled children. A qualified school district that contracts with a program under this section shall evaluate and monitor the program.
(2) Other school districts may place students in a qualified private alternative education program. Except as provided in subsection (1) of this section, if a school district places a student in a program under this subsection, the school district is not required to evaluate and monitor the program.
(3) When necessary to meet a qualified homeschooled child’s educational needs and interests, the parent or legal guardian with the approval of the resident district and the attending district may enroll the child in a qualified private alternative education program. If the child is determined to be eligible for special education under ORS 343.221 to 343.236 and 343.261 to 343.295, the program must be approved by the Department of Education prior to the placement of the student in the program.
(4) As a condition of enrolling in a qualified private alternative education program:
(a) A qualified homeschooled child may not be required to have previously attended a public school;
(b) A school district is not required to find that the student is not benefiting, has not benefited or will not benefit from attendance in public school or other alternative education programs; and
(c) A school district is not required to conduct an assessment of the child in order to find that the program would meet the child’s educational needs and interests. [2007 c.846 §3]
Note: Section 4, chapter 846, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:
Sec. 4. Notwithstanding section 3 (3) of this 2007 Act [336.670 (3)], if a qualified homeschooled child was enrolled in a qualified private alternative education program prior to the effective date of this 2007 Act [July 31, 2007], additional approval from the resident or attending school district is not required and the qualified homeschooled child may continue to attend the program. [2007 c.846 §4]Section: Previous 336.640 336.645 336.650 336.655 336.660 336.665 336.668 336.670 336.673 336.675 336.705 336.710 336.715 336.720 336.730 Next
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