(1)There is established the Oregon Minority Educator Retention Grant to support school districts who are working to design and implement retention models for educators who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse. Subject to available funds, the grants will be awarded for two years based on a detailed description of proposed programming or services. This can include but is not limited to:
(2)The purpose of the grant program is to provide funds to school districts who can create collaborative processes around:
(a)Developing a culturally responsive interviewing model adaptable to a variety of settings in the P-20 structure using the Oregon Equity Lens to frame the work.
(b)Collaborating with local community based organizations to develop programs and events to create a welcoming environment for culturally and/or linguistically diverse new hires.
(c)Develop strong mentoring programs with particular attention to the needs of teachers who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse.
(d)Implement systems at the district level to check-in with staff who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse on the success of retention efforts and related needs.
(e)Create professional learning communities that support the development of district-wide cultural responsiveness.
Rule 581-018-0386 — Establishment,