(1)If selected by the Oregon Department of Education under OAR 581-020-0642, a school district may agree to receive targeted assistance under this rule.
(2)A school district that receives targeted assistance under this rule must file with the department a report assessing the school district’s needs related to chronic absenteeism. The report must:
(a)Identify the root causes of chronic absenteeism in the school district;
(b)Identify student populations disproportionately affected by chronic absenteeism in the school district; and
(c)Identify resources that may reduce chronic absenteeism in the school district.
(3)In consideration of the report, the department shall develop a plan to reduce chronic absenteeism in the school district in conjunction with the school district and stakeholders. The plan must propose solutions to chronic absenteeism that:
(a)Target the circumstances or beliefs identified as causing chronic absenteeism, including any barrier to attending school, aversion to attending school, misconception concerning school, or disengagement from school;
(b)Account for student populations disproportionately affected by chronic absenteeism;
(c)Are equitable and inclusive in its application to those student populations;
(d)Are culturally responsive; and
(e)Are trauma sensitive.
(4)In implementing a plan developed under this rule, a school district must collaborate with a coach approved by the department pursuant to OAR 581-020- 0648.
(5)Upon request, school districts shall submit to the department data on the effectiveness of plans developed under this rule.
Rule 581-020-0646 — Targeted Assistance,