Oregon Statutes - Chapter 342 - Teachers and Other School Personnel - Section 342.360 - Members; qualifications.

(1) The membership of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall consist of:

(a) Four elementary teachers;

(b) Four junior or senior high school teachers;

(c) One elementary school administrator;

(d) One junior or senior high school administrator;

(e) One superintendent of city schools;

(f) One county superintendent or a superintendent employed by an education service district board;

(g) One member from the faculty of an approved private teacher education institution in Oregon;

(h) One member from the faculty of a state institution of higher education;

(i) One member who is also a member of a district school board; and

(j) Two members of the general public.

(2) Except for those members appointed under subsection (1)(i) and (j) of this section, members must have been actively engaged in teaching, supervising or administering in the public schools or in approved teacher education institutions in Oregon for the period of five years immediately preceding appointment. Acting as an elected representative of teachers, supervisors or administrators shall be considered teaching, supervising or administering for the purposes of the five-year experience requirement. In addition, members appointed under subsection (1)(a) to (f) of this section must hold valid Oregon teaching or administrative licenses other than restricted teaching or administrative licenses.

(3)(a) Throughout the term for which appointed, one of the members appointed under subsection (1)(a) to (j) of this section must hold a teaching license with an endorsement in some aspect of special education or have demonstrated knowledge or experience in special education.

(b) As used in this subsection, “special education” means specially designed education to meet the goals of the individual education program of a child with a disability including regular classroom instruction, instruction in physical education, home instruction, related services and instruction in hospitals, institutions and special schools. [1965 c.535 §3; 1973 c.270 §12; 1975 c.278 §5; 1979 c.307 §5; 1987 c.503 §9; 1989 c.244 §1; 1993 c.45 §171; 2005 c.209 §38; 2007 c.70 §101]

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