Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century
Statewide education plan for students who are Latino or Hispanic
- advisory group
(1)As used in this section, “plan student” means a student enrolled in early childhood through post-secondary education who:
(a)Is Latino or Hispanic, including individuals of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, South American, Central American or Spanish descent; and
(b)Has experienced disproportionate results in education due to historical practices, as identified by the State Board of Education by rule.
(2)(a) The Department of Education shall develop and implement a statewide education plan for plan students.
(b)The department shall form an advisory group consisting of individuals representing:
(A)Urban and rural communities;
(B)Indigenous and immigrant populations;
(C)English language learners;
(D)Individuals with disabilities;
(E)Parents and students;
(F)Youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or another minority gender or sexual orientation;
(G)Community-based organizations serving Latino or Hispanic youth and families; and
(H)Education stakeholders, including representatives of the Early Learning Division, the Youth Development Division and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
(c)The advisory group formed as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection shall advise the department regarding:
(A)Development and implementation of the plan;
(B)Eligibility criteria, applicant selection processes and expectations for recipients of grant awards described in this section; and
(C)Adoption of rules by the State Board of Education for the implementation of the plan.
(3)The plan developed under this section must address:
(a)The disparities experienced by plan students in every indicator of academic success, as documented by the department’s statewide report card and other relevant reports related to plan students;
(b)The historical practices leading to disproportionate outcomes for plan students; and
(c)The educational needs of plan students from early childhood through post-secondary education as determined by examining culturally appropriate best practices in this state and across the nation.
(4)The plan developed and implemented under this section must provide strategies to:
(a)Address the disproportionate rate of disciplinary incidents involving plan students compared to all students in the education system;
(b)Increase parental engagement in the education of plan students;
(c)Increase the engagement of plan students in educational activities before and after regular school hours;
(d)Increase early childhood education and kindergarten readiness for plan students;
(e)Improve literacy and numeracy levels among plan students between kindergarten and grade three;
(f)Support plan student transitions to middle school and through the middle school and high school grades to maintain and improve academic performance;
(g)Support culturally responsive pedagogy and practices from early childhood through post-secondary education;
(h)Support the development of culturally responsive curricula from early childhood through post-secondary education;
(i)Increase attendance of plan students in community colleges and professional certification programs; and
(j)Increase attendance of plan students in four-year post-secondary institutions of education.
(5)The department shall submit a biennial report concerning the progress of the plan developed and implemented under this section to a committee of the Legislative Assembly related to education at each even-numbered year regular session of the Legislative Assembly.
(6)The department, in consultation with the advisory group, shall award grants to early learning hubs, providers of early learning services, school districts, post-secondary institutions of education and community-based organizations to implement the strategies provided in the plan developed and implemented under this section.
(7)To qualify for and receive a grant described in this section, an applicant must identify and demonstrate that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria established by the State Board of Education by rule. [2019 c.122 §39]
(1)Implement the statewide education plans developed under section 39 of this 2019 Act, including awarding any grants to implement the plans; or
(2)Make any expenditures from any appropriations made to the department for the implementation of the plans developed under section 39 of this 2019 Act. [2019 c.122 §41]
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)