Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century

ORS 329.704
Local 21st Century Schools Councils

  • district site committees


Nothing in this section shall interfere with the duties, responsibilities and rights of duly elected school district boards. There shall be established at each school a 21st Century Schools Council. The duties of a 21st Century Schools Council shall include but not be limited to:


The development of plans to improve the professional growth of the school’s staff;


The improvement of the school’s instructional program;


The development and coordination of plans for the implementation of programs under this chapter at the school; and


The administration of grants-in-aid for the professional development of teachers and classified district employees.


A 21st Century Schools Council shall be composed of teachers, parents, classified employees and principals or the principal’s designee, as follows:


Not more than half of the members shall be teachers;


Not more than half of the members shall be parents of students attending that school;


At least one member shall be a classified employee; and


One member shall be the principal of the building or the principal’s designee.


In addition, other members may be as the school district shall designate, including but not limited to business leaders, students and members of the community at large.


Members of a 21st Century Schools Council shall be selected as follows:


Teachers shall be licensed teachers elected by licensed teachers at the school site;


Classified employees shall be elected by classified employees at the school site;


Parents shall be selected by parents of students attending the school; and


Other representatives shall be selected by the council.


If a school district board determines that a school site is unable to fulfill the requirements of this section or if the needs of a school site require a different composition, the school district board shall establish the 21st Century Schools Council in a manner that best meets the educational needs of the district.


All 21st Century Schools Council meetings shall be subject to the open meetings law pursuant to ORS 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690).


A school district may establish a district site committee to assist in the administration of grants or in the district-wide coordination of programs. [1995 c.660 §39 (enacted in lieu of 329.705); 2001 c.618 §7; 2007 c.858 §25; 2013 c.1 §27]

Law Review Citations

32 WLR 707 (1996)

Chapter 329

Notes of Decisions

Oregon Educational Act for 21st Century does not facially violate students' rights under First Amendment to United States Constitution. Tennison v. Paulus, 144 F3d 1285 (9th Cir. 1998)


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