Purpose and Eligibility: Small/Rural Grant
(1)The Oregon Department of Education shall establish a noncompetitive grant to support small/rural districts in implementing the Common Core State Standards and improving Educator Effectiveness.
(2)The Department shall determine eligible school districts for the grant based whether the district meets both the size and rural designation criteria.
(3)The Oregon Department of Education shall determine each biennium when the Small/Rural Grant Funds are available and which school districts are eligible to receive funds. The Department shall notify eligible districts of the application process and the due dates, and make available necessary guidelines and application forms.
(4)The Department shall distribute funds to eligible districts based on the following rural and size designation:
(A)“County Designation” means a county designated by the US Census Bureau as either Rural, Micropolitan or Metropolitan.
(B)“Rural” means a district designated by the US Census Bureau as being located outside of an city or its urban fringe area for statistical purposes.
(C)“District Designation” means the label assigned to the district depending the county it is located in where it is defined as Rural (e.g. Micropolitan county-rural).
(A)“Very Small District” means a district whose ADMr is 1–499.
(B)“Small District” means a district whose ADMr is 500–1,000.
(C)“Mid-Size District” means a district whose ADMr is 1,001–2,200.
Rule 581-018-0330 — Purpose and Eligibility: Small/Rural Grant,