Oregon Public Charter Schools
ORS 338.155
Distributions of State School Fund amounts; grants available to charter schools


(1)

(a) Students of a public charter school shall be considered to be residents of the school district in which the public charter school is located for purposes of distribution of the State School Fund.

(b)

All amounts to be distributed from the State School Fund for public charter schools shall first be distributed to the school district in which the public charter school is located.

(c)

For the purpose of determining the amounts to be distributed to a school district from the State School Fund for a public charter school, the district extended ADMw described in ORS 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts) shall be calculated:

(A)

Except as provided by subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, as though the students enrolled at a public charter school are students enrolled at the public schools of the school district in which the public charter school is located.

(B)

By not including any portion of the ADM of the public charter school for the previous school year if the public charter school ceased to operate because of dissolution or closure or because of termination or nonrenewal of a charter.

(2)

A school district shall contractually establish, with any public charter school that is sponsored by the board of the school district, payment for provision of educational services to the public charter school’s students. The payment shall equal an amount per weighted average daily membership (ADMw) of the public charter school that is at least equal to:

(a)

Eighty percent of the amount of the school district’s General Purpose Grant per ADMw as calculated under ORS 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts) for students who are enrolled in kindergarten through grade eight; and

(b)

Ninety-five percent of the amount of the school district’s General Purpose Grant per ADMw as calculated under ORS 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts) for students who are enrolled in grades 9 through 12.

(3)

A school district shall contractually establish, with any public charter school that is sponsored by the State Board of Education and that is within the boundaries of the school district, payment for provision of educational services to the public charter school’s students. The payment shall equal an amount per weighted average daily membership (ADMw) of the public charter school that is at least equal to:

(a)

Ninety percent of the amount of the school district’s General Purpose Grant per ADMw as calculated under ORS 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts) for students who are enrolled in kindergarten through grade eight; and

(b)

Ninety-five percent of the amount of the school district’s General Purpose Grant per ADMw as calculated under ORS 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts) for students who are enrolled in grades 9 through 12.

(4)

The estimated amount of each school district’s General Purpose Grant per ADMw shall be determined each year by the Department of Education and made available to all school districts.

(5)

The school district in which the public charter school is located shall transfer an amount per weighted average daily membership (ADMw) of the public charter school that is equal to 50 percent of the amount of the school district’s General Purpose Grant per ADMw as calculated under ORS 327.013 (State School Fund distribution computations for school districts) that is not paid to the public charter school through a contract created pursuant to subsection (3) of this section to the Department of Education.

(6)

The department may use any moneys received under this section for activities related to public charter schools.

(7)

A school district and a public charter school may negotiate to establish a payment for the provision of educational services to the public charter school’s students that is more than the minimum amounts specified in subsection (2) or (3) of this section.

(8)

A school district shall send payment to a public charter school based on a contract negotiated under this section within 10 days after receiving payments from the State School Fund pursuant to ORS 327.095 (Percentages and time of payment of apportionments to school districts).

(9)

(a) A public charter school may apply for any grant that is available to school districts or nonchartered public schools from the Department of Education. The department shall consider the application of the public charter school in the same manner as an application from a school district or nonchartered public school.

(b)

The department shall award any grant that is available to school districts based solely on the weighted average daily membership (ADMw) of the school district directly to the public charter school. This paragraph does not apply to any grant from the State School Fund. [1999 c.200 §20; 2011 c.684 §7; 2011 c.695 §9; 2015 c.219 §1; 2015 c.644 §5; 2018 c.72 §11]
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