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Title: Legislative Update Special Education Conference October 6, 2011


1
Legislative Update Special Education Conference
October 6, 2011
  • Cindy Hunt, Government and Legal Affairs
    Manager
  • Oregon Department of Education

2
Themes
  • Governance
  • Mandate Relief
  • District Boundaries Crumbling

3
Overview
  • Governance
  • Mandate Relief
  • Special Education
  • Policy Shifts
  • Education Service Districts
  • Charter Schools
  • New Grants

4
Governance
  • SB 909
  • Established the Oregon Education Investment Board
  • Directed the board to come back with
    recommendations for further changes
  • Created Education Investment Officer

5
Governance
  • SB 909 (cont.)
  • Establishes Early Childhood Council
  • Creates Early Childhood System Director
  • Directs council to analyze early childhood
    services align services to child centered
    outcomes
  • SB 909 Sunsets on March 15, 2016

6
Governance
  • SB 552
  • Eliminates separately elected Superintendent of
    Public Instruction
  • Makes Governor superintendent
  • Directs Governor to appoint Deputy Superintendent
  • Applies when Supt Castillo leaves office

7
Mandate Relief
  • SB 800
  • Addressed 28 separate obsolete, redundant or
    outdated mandates placed on the K-12 public
    education system
  • SB 560
  • Allows districts and department more flexibility
    regarding Continuous Improvement Plans

8
Special Education
  • SB 3
  • Changes term mental retardation to
    intellectual disability
  • Directs that term should be changed in all IEPs
  • Effective immediately

9
Special Education
  • SB 170
  • Includes both day treatment residential
    treatment programs within LTCT
  • Adds students placed by school districts and
    parents into program

10
Special Education
  • HB 2283 2285
  • Makes significant changes to the statutes
    related to modified diplomas, extended diplomas,
    and alternative certificates
  • Effective July 1, 2011

11
Special Education
  • HB 2283 2285 (cont.)
  • Who must give consent for a student to be placed
    on a path other than a regular diploma. 
  • Students on a path other than a regular diploma
    have the right to pursue their path for the later
    of 4 years beginning in grade 9, or until age 21
    if they are permitted to continue attending
    school under federal law.   
  • Modifies provisions relating to transitional
    services

12
Special Education
  • HB 2283 2285 (cont.)
  • Districts must have on-site access to appropriate
    resources to achieve a high school diploma, a
    modified diploma, an extended diploma or an
    alternative certificate at each high school in
    the school district or public charter school.
  • For more information see separate session at
    conference

13
Special Education
  • HB 2299
  • Makes school district where charter school is
    located responsible for SPED services
  • Distributes state funding to district
  • Establishes timelines for interdistrict and
    parent notice requirements
  • Adds IEPs to non-discriminatory requirements
  • Effective July 1, 201

14
Special Education
  • HB 2939
  • Prohibits use of mechanical restraints, chemical
    restraint or prone restraint
  • Allows use of physical restraint or seclusion
    under specific circumstances
  • Directs Department of Education to approve
    training programs in physical restraint and
    seclusion.
  • Operative July 1, 2012

15
Policy Shifts
  • SB 290
  • Directs State Board to adopt core teaching
    administrator standards
  • Directs school boards to include core standards
    for evaluations of teacher and administrators on
    and after July 1, 2013
  • HB 3474 directs TSPC to also adopt performance
    standards to used during 2012-2013 school year

16
Policy Shifts
  • SB 248
  • School districts that choose to offer full-day
    kindergarten will receive full funding beginning
    in 2015-2016 school year
  • Disallows districts to charge tuition for
    full-day kindergarten in 2014-15
  • HB 2180
  • Direct district to submit TAG plans to ODE
  • HB 3197
  • Requires districts to notify parents in person,
    directly by telephone or by other means
    identified by parent by end of school

17
Policy Shifts
  • HB 3681
  • Allows student to attend school in district where
    student does not reside if student receives
    permission of attending district
  • Student is considered resident of attending
    district until student graduates or attend a
    different school district
  • Districts must decide by March 1 each year
    whether district will allow out of district
    students to attend
  • SPED services are responsibility of attending
    district

18
Policy Shifts
  • HB 3681 (cont.)
  • District may limit number of students
  • District may not discriminate based on race,
    religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity,
    national origin, disability, terms of an
    individualized education program, income level,
    proficiency in the English language or athletic
    ability.
  • District may continue to use other forms of
    interdistrict transfer
  • Sunsets July 1, 2017 but students remain at
    district

19
Policy Shift
  • Assessment Budget Note
  • Beginning this school year, writing assessments
    will only be available to students in grade 11
  • Part of the approved budget cuts and Legislative
    changes to the Writing Performance Assessment
  • Read Memorandum No. 001-2011-12
  • Reference the Oregon Statewide Testing Schedule
    for more details
  • http//www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing
    /schedules/testschd_1112_final.pdf

20
Education Service Districts
  • SB 250
  • Allows school districts to withdraw from certain
    ESDs
  • Requires ESDs to pass through 90 of ESD formula
    revenue and local revenues to districts that
    withdraw.
  • Requires ESDS to continue for 2011-12 school year
    pass through moneys at same percentage or more as
    in 2010-2011
  • Reduces the share of total formula revenue that
    is distributed to ESDs from 4.75 to 4.5
  • Creates Office of Regional Educational Services
    within ODE

21
Education Service Districts
  • SB 27
  • Requires ESDs to submit annual audit to ODE
  • HB 2280
  • Allows ODE or Secretary of State to initiate
    audit of ESD or school district

22
Charter Schools
  • HB 2029
  • Applies state laws relating to student education
    records to charter schools
  • Requires transfer of student education records to
    school district when charter school closes

23
Charter Schools
  • HB 2301
  • Repeals 50 Rule
  • Allows districts to limit total district
    enrollment in virtual charter schools not
    sponsored by the district to 3
  • When district has 3 of total students enrolled
    at virtual charter school not sponsored by the
    district, students may appeal to State Board if
    denied enrollment by district
  • Adds restrictions to virtual charter school board
    members and employees

24
Charter Schools
  • HB 3362
  • Allows charter schools to enter into cooperative
    partnerships with sponsor and other districts
  • Allows these schools to have less than 25
    enrolled students

25
Charter Schools
  • HB 3417
  • Charter schools must have budget and accounting
    system compatible with sponsor system
  • Separates State School Fund calculations to
    district charter school

26
Charter Schools
  • HB 3645
  • Adds Institutions of Higher Education as possible
    sponsor
  • Proposals submitted to districts and denied may
    choose to approach institution of higher
    education to sponsor or appeal to State Board of
    Education
  • An institution of higher education may not become
    a sponsor of charter school operating prior to
    2012-13
  • Effective July 1, 2011 July 1, 2017 (5-yr
    sunset)

27
Grants
  • HB 2800 Oregon food products and garden-based
    educational programs
  • HB 3362 Career and Technical Education
  • SB 252 CLASS Project 2.0 Collaboration of
    teachers and administrators to design and
    implement new approaches to evaluation and
    professional development
  • SB 254 Dual credit programs
  • SB 480 Afterschool Snack and Meal program

28
Questions
29
Resources
  • Text of enrolled bills
  • http//www.leg.state.or.us/bills_laws/
  • Proposed Oregon Administrative Rules
  • http//www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id236
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