OAR 581-023-0019
School Census


By January 1 of each year, the Center for Population Research and Census certifies to the Oregon Department of Education and to the administrative office of each county an estimate of the population of each county between the ages of 4 and 20, as of October 25 of the previous year. This census is used as the basis for the apportionment of the distributable income account of the Common School Fund to the counties by the Division of State Lands, and also as the basis for determining the amount of the County School Fund mandated levy by the administrative office of each county.


In order to satisfy statutory references to “school age children” or “school census,” an estimated census for all common (unified and elementary) school districts shall be computed in the following manner:


The Department of Education shall prorate the annual estimated school census of the state to each education service district or county school district in the same proportion as each education service district’s or county school district’s resident average daily membership (as defined in ORS 327.006 (Definitions for State School Fund distributions)) for the previous June 30 bears to the total resident average daily membership of the state. This census is certified by the Department of Education to each education service district or county school district by January 31 of each year;


Each education service district or county district shall then prorate this school census to the common school districts within its jurisdiction according to the plan approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction prior to January 1, 1973. Such distribution is to be reported by the education service district or county school district to the districts and the Department of Education by March 15 of each year. This district census is used only for satisfaction of the above mentioned statutory references, and is not used for the distribution of any funds.
Student Accounting Records and State Reporting
Accountable Activities for Alternative Education Programs
Small High School Grants
Additional Remote Small Elementary School and Small High School Weightings
Resident Enrollment and Resident Average Daily Membership by County Lines
School Census
Funding for Youth Corrections and Juvenile Detention Education Programs
Budgeting and Accounting for Schools
Factors for when audit initiated by Department
Audit Statement of Revenue and Expenditure Accounts by Fund
Audit Requirements for School Food and Nutrition Services
Approved Transportation Costs for Payments from the State School Fund
Computation of Net Operating Expenditures
State Superintendent’s Approval of Bonded Debt for Nonstandard and Conditionally Standard School Districts
Eligibility Criteria for Student Weighting for Purposes of State School Fund Distribution
Poverty Eligibility Determination for Purposes of State School Fund Distribution
Reimbursement to School Districts for Children with High Cost Disabilities
Calculation of Extended ADMw for Charter Schools
School Improvement Fund
State Education Lottery Bonds
Facility Grant
School Revenue Forecast
English Language Learner Revenue and Expenditure Report Criteria
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 581-023-0019’s source at or​.us