(1) A Fair Dismissal Appeals Board is created, consisting of 20 members appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate as provided in ORS 171.562 and 171.565. Five members shall be administrators in common or union high school districts, five members shall be contract teachers, five members shall be members of common or union high school district boards at the time of their appointment and five members shall not be affiliated with any common or union high school district. At least one member from each category shall be resident of a school district with an average daily membership as defined in ORS 327.006, of less than 1,500 students; one from each category shall be resident of a school district containing from 1,500 to 4,500 students; and one from each category shall be resident of a school district containing over 4,500 students.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the term of office of each member is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.
(3) A member whose term has expired may continue to serve for the following limited purposes:
(a) To conduct a hearing and prepare a written decision if the member was appointed to a panel in accordance with ORS 342.905 (2) before the expiration of the memberís term; or
(b) To reconsider a decision if the member served on the panel originally hearing an appeal and a motion for reconsideration is filed prior to an appeal to the Court of Appeals.
(4) The continued service of a member as provided in subsection (3) of this section shall not prevent a successor from taking office at the time prescribed in subsection (2) of this section.
(5) Members shall be entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 for each day or part thereof during which they perform duties under ORS 342.805, 342.815, 342.835, 342.850, 342.875, 342.895 to 342.910 and this section, to be paid by the district school board from which the appeal is taken. However, any member of the board who would be entitled to receive a per diem except for being employed in full-time public service may receive the payment if service on the board is performed while the member is not under obligation to perform contractual teaching or administrative duties.
(6) The board shall select one of its members as chairperson and another as vice chairperson, for such terms and with duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of such offices as the board determines.
(7) A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
(8) In accordance with applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, the board may adopt rules necessary for the administration of this section and ORS 342.905 and 342.910. [1971 c.570 §10; 1973 c.298 §7; 1977 c.881 §7; 1983 c.777 §1; 1985 c.216 §1; 1997 c.864 §14a; 2001 c.449 §2]Section: Previous 342.875 342.885 342.895 342.905 342.910 342.915 342.925 342.930 342.934 342.935 342.937 342.945 342.955 342.960 342.961 Next
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