The Department of Education shall make grants to improve student achievement in schools that:
Are considered high poverty under Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965;
The department had not identified prior to January 1, 2014, as focus or priority schools pursuant to a flexibility waiver submitted to the United States Department of Education; and
The Department of Education has identified as needing additional supports and interventions pursuant to a flexibility waiver submitted to the United States Department of Education, based on:
Criteria used by the Department of Education to measure the performance of the schools; and
The schools’ performance ranking compared to similar schools.
The department shall identify schools to receive grants as provided in this section and shall notify the identified schools of the schools’ eligibility to receive grants as provided in this section.
Moneys received by a school under this section must be used to provide instructional time during a summer program. The summer program must provide at least 60 hours of direct academic instruction by a teacher licensed under ORS 342.125 (Types of licenses) or by an instructional assistant, as defined in ORS 342.120 (Definitions for chapter).
The State Board of Education may adopt any rules necessary for the administration of this section. [2014 c.98 §1; 2015 c.245 §53]Note: 327.298 (Grants for schools that are high poverty and low performing) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 327 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.