Regional Education Network Capacity Grants
(1)For each biennium, the Educator Advancement Council will determine and communicate the total amount of funds to be made available to the Regional Educator Networks as capacity grants.
(2)The Oregon Department of Education will distribute funds from the Educator Advancement Fund to each Regional Educator Networks according to the direction of the Educator Advancement Council.
(3)Capacity grants can be used for the following purposes:
(a)Staffing, supplies, and travel costs for at least one dedicated Regional Educator Network staff person to work with people and schools in the region;
(b)Costs related to convening the coordinating body or district teams, including costs for travel and actual costs of hiring substitutes for teachers; and
(c)Contracts for services to provide support with data collection, technical assistance, evaluation, and educator development content expertise.
(4)Regional Educator Networks must separately account for funding received under this section and must submit an expenditure report to the Educator Advancement Council upon request by the Council.
(5)If a Regional Educator Network does not spend all of the allotted funds in the given biennium, the Educator Advancement Council will direct the Department of Education to reallocate the funds to one or more of the other Regional Educator Networks or hold the funds in the Educator Advancement Fund to be distributed in the following biennium.
Rule 581-012-0013 — Regional Education Network Capacity Grants,