Oregon Statutes - Chapter 338 - Public Charter Schools - Section 338.155 - Minimum amount required; grants available to charter schools.

(1) Students of a public charter school shall be considered to be residents of the school district in which the public charter school is located for purposes of distribution of the State School Fund.

(2) A school district shall contractually establish, with any public charter school that is sponsored by the board of the school district, payment for provision of educational services to the public charter schoolís students. The payment shall equal an amount per weighted average daily membership (ADMw) of the public charter school that is at least equal to:

(a) Eighty percent of the amount of the school districtís General Purpose Grant per ADMw as calculated under ORS 327.013 for students who are enrolled in kindergarten through grade eight; and

(b) Ninety-five percent of the amount of the school districtís General Purpose Grant per ADMw as calculated under ORS 327.013 for students who are enrolled in grades 9 through 12.

(3) A school district shall contractually establish, with any public charter school that is sponsored by the State Board of Education and within the boundaries of the school district, payment for provision of educational services to the public charter schoolís students. The payment shall equal an amount per weighted average daily membership (ADMw) of the public charter school that is at least equal to:

(a) Ninety percent of the amount of the school districtís General Purpose Grant per ADMw as calculated under ORS 327.013 for students who are enrolled in kindergarten through grade eight; and

(b) Ninety-five percent of the amount of the school districtís General Purpose Grant per ADMw as calculated under ORS 327.013 for students who are enrolled in grades 9 through 12.

(4) The estimated amount of each school districtís General Purpose Grant per ADMw shall be determined each year by the Department of Education and made available to all school districts.

(5) The school district in which the public charter school is located shall transfer an amount per weighted average daily membership (ADMw) of the public charter school that is equal to 50 percent of the amount of the school districtís General Purpose Grant per ADMw as calculated under ORS 327.013 that is not paid to the public charter school through a contract created pursuant to subsections (2) or (3) of this section to:

(a) Any school district in which the parent or guardian of or person in parental relationship to a student of a public charter school resides pursuant to ORS 339.133 and 339.134; or

(b) The Department of Education if the State Board of Education is the sponsor of the public charter school.

(6) The department may use any money received under this section for activities related to public charter schools.

(7) A school district and a public charter school may negotiate to establish a payment for the provision of educational services to the public charter schoolís students that is more than the minimum amounts specified in subsection (2) or (3) of this section.

(8) A school district shall send payment to a public charter school based on a contract negotiated under this section within 10 days after receiving payments from the State School Fund pursuant to ORS 327.095.

(9)(a) A public charter school may apply for any grant that is available to school districts or nonchartered public schools from the Department of Education. The department shall consider the application of the public charter school in the same manner as an application from a school district or nonchartered public school.

(b) The department shall award any grant that is available to school districts based solely on the weighted average daily membership (ADMw) of the school district directly to the public charter school. This paragraph does not apply to any grant from the State School Fund. [1999 c.200 §20]

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