Oregon Statutes - Chapter 338 - Public Charter Schools - Section 338.005 - Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Applicant” means any person or group that develops and submits a written proposal for a public charter school to a sponsor.

(2) “Public charter school” means an elementary or secondary school offering a comprehensive instructional program operating under a written agreement entered into between a sponsor and an applicant and operating pursuant to this chapter.

(3) “Remote and necessary school district” means a school district that offers kindergarten through grade 12 and has:

(a) An average daily membership (ADM), as defined in ORS 327.006, in the prior fiscal year of less than 110; and

(b) A school that is located, by the nearest traveled road, more than 20 miles from the nearest school or from a city with a population of more than 5,000.

(4) “Sponsor” means:

(a) The board of the common school district or the union high school district in which the public charter school is located that has developed a written charter with an applicant to create a public charter school.

(b) The State Board of Education pursuant to ORS 338.075. [1999 c.200 §2; 2007 c.575 §2]

Note: Section 3, chapter 575, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 3. The amendments to ORS 338.005 and 338.035 by sections 1 and 2 of this 2007 Act apply to a public charter school that:

(1) First begins operation as a public charter school on or after the effective date of this 2007 Act [July 1, 2007]; or

(2) Renews its charter on or after the effective date of this 2007 Act. [2007 c.575 §3]

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