Oregon Statutes - Chapter 338 - Public Charter Schools - Section 338.125 - Student admissions; fund-raising activities; online courses.

(1) Student enrollment in a public charter school shall be voluntary. All students who reside within the school district where the public charter school is located are eligible for enrollment at a public charter school. If the number of applications from students who reside within the school district exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level or building, the public charter school shall select students through an equitable lottery selection process. However, after a public charter school has been in operation for one or more years, the public charter school may give priority for admission to students:

(a) Who were enrolled in the school in the prior year; or

(b) Who have siblings who are presently enrolled in the school and who were enrolled in the school in the prior year.

(2)(a) If space is available a public charter school may admit students who do not reside in the school district in which the public charter school is located.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, if a public charter school offers any online courses as part of the curriculum of the school, then 50 percent or more of the students who attend the public charter school must reside in the school district in which the public charter school is located.

(3) A public charter school may not limit student admission based on ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, disability, gender, income level, proficiency in the English language or athletic ability, but may limit admission to students within a given age group or grade level.

(4) A public charter school may conduct fund-raising activities. However, a public charter school shall not require a student to participate in fund-raising activities as a condition of admission to the public charter school. [1999 c.200 §14; 2001 c.810 §8; 2005 c.834 §5]

Note: The amendments to 338.125 by section 23, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, are the subject of a referendum petition that may be filed with the Secretary of State not later than September 26, 2007. If the referendum petition is filed with the required number of signatures of electors, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, will be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the regular general election held on November 4, 2008. If approved by the people at the general election, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, takes effect December 4, 2008. If the referendum petition is not filed with the Secretary of State or does not contain the required number of signatures of electors, the amendments to 338.125 by section 23, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect January 1, 2008. 338.125, as amended by section 23, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, is set forth for the userís convenience.

338.125. (1) Student enrollment in a public charter school shall be voluntary. All students who reside within the school district where the public charter school is located are eligible for enrollment at a public charter school. If the number of applications from students who reside within the school district exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level or building, the public charter school shall select students through an equitable lottery selection process. However, after a public charter school has been in operation for one or more years, the public charter school may give priority for admission to students:

(a) Who were enrolled in the school in the prior year; or

(b) Who have siblings who are presently enrolled in the school and who were enrolled in the school in the prior year.

(2)(a) If space is available a public charter school may admit students who do not reside in the school district in which the public charter school is located.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, if a public charter school offers any online courses as part of the curriculum of the school, then 50 percent or more of the students who attend the public charter school must reside in the school district in which the public charter school is located.

(3) A public charter school may not limit student admission based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, income level, proficiency in the English language or athletic ability, but may limit admission to students within a given age group or grade level.

(4) A public charter school may conduct fund-raising activities. However, a public charter school may not require a student to participate in fund-raising activities as a condition of admission to the public charter school.

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