Oregon Statutes - Chapter 343 - Special Education Services - Section 343.236 - State reimbursed or operated local, county or regional programs; rules.

(1) The Superintendent of Public Instruction may provide special education on a local, county or regional basis without regard to county boundaries in all areas of the state for children who have:

(a) A visual impairment;

(b) A hearing impairment;

(c) Blindness or deafness, or both;

(d) An orthopedic impairment;

(e) Autism; or

(f) Traumatic brain injury.

(2) The Superintendent of Public Instruction may operate and administer a local, county or regional program of special education or the superintendent may contract for the operation and administration of the program with a school district or an education service district.

(3) The State Board of Education by rule shall establish eligibility criteria and educational standards for the programs described in subsection (1) of this section and those programs in schools operated under ORS 346.010.

(4) A school district which contracts to provide a program under this section shall be paid for the state-approved program as determined and funded by the Legislative Assembly. Contracting school districts are authorized to negotiate supplemental programs with participating school districts. [1965 c.100 §401; 1975 c.621 §7; 1985 c.555 §2; 1991 c.167 §24; 1991 c.795 §14; 1993 c.749 §16; 2003 c.226 §18; 2005 c.306 §1; 2007 c.858 §70]

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