In addition to those moneys distributed through the State School Fund, the Department of Education shall award grants from the Statewide Education Initiatives Account to school districts to implement the early warning system described in this section that assist students in graduating from high school.
(a) A system funded by a grant awarded under this section must enable school districts, students, students’ families, educators, school counselors and community organizations to take necessary corrective actions to assist students in graduating from high school.
Corrective actions that may be taken must be based on research on graduation rates and on reports of individual students related to:
The student’s attendance;
The student’s behavior at school;
The student’s academic or skill progress; and
Any other factors identified by the State Board of Education by rule.
The department shall assist school districts that may apply for a grant under this section, that have applied for a grant under this section or that have received a grant under this section, as appropriate, by:
Providing technical assistance to school districts to ensure that the school districts understand the goals and objectives of the system;
Assisting school districts in developing expertise in assisting students in graduating from high school and developing a culture that encourages and assists students in graduating from high school;
Identifying meaningful predictive indicators of high school graduation;
Developing local communication systems among students, students’ families, educators and community organizations to assist students in graduating from high school;
Identifying and developing interventions at school, at home and in the community to meet students’ needs; and
Reviewing existing policies and practices to:
Expand policies and practices that encourage high school graduation; and
Eliminate or modify policies and practices that may provide a disincentive to graduate from high school.
The State Board of Education shall adopt any rules necessary for the administration of the grants described in this section. [2019 c.122 §46]Note: 327.367 (Early warning system) becomes operative July 1, 2020. See section 47, chapter 122, Oregon Laws 2019.