The Board is dedicated to providing educational options for all students.† It is recognized there will be students in the district whose needs and interests are best served by participation in an alternative education program.
A list of alternative education programs will be approved by the Board annually.† The superintendent may provide for the involvement of staff, parents, and the community in recommending alternative education programs for Board approval.† Annual evaluation of alternative education programs will be made in accordance with ORS 336.655 and OAR 581-022-1350.† The superintendent will develop administrative regulations as necessary to implement this requirement.
Alternative programs will consist of instruction or instruction combined with counseling.† These programs may be public or private.† Private alternative programs shall be registered with the Oregon Department of Education.† Alternative programs must meet all the requirements set forth in ORS 336.625, 336.631 and 336.637.†
Students, upon parent request, may be placed in an alternative education program if the district determines that the placement serves the studentís educational needs and interests and assists the student in achieving district and state academic content standards.† Such placement must have the approval of the studentís resident district and, as appropriate, the attending district.† The district will also consider and propose alternative education programs for students prior to expulsion or leaving school as required by law.
The district shall pay the actual alternative education program cost or an amount equal to 80 percent of the districtís estimated current yearís average per-student net operating expenditure, whichever is less.†† The district will enter into a written contract with district-approved private alternative programs.
ORS 336.135 - 336.183
ORS 336.615 - 336.665
†††††††††† OAR 581-021-0045
†††††††††† OAR 581-022-1350