ORS 339.890
Radio frequency identification device policy for students; rules


(1)

The State Board of Education shall adopt by rule standards for a school district board to incorporate into any policy that requires a student to wear, carry or use an item with a radio frequency identification device for the purpose of locating or tracking the student or taking attendance.

(2)

Rules adopted as provided by subsection (1) of this section must establish standards that:

(a)

Protect student privacy and ensure security;

(b)

Require notification to students and parents about the use of radio frequency identification devices; and

(c)

Allow a student or a parent of a student to choose not to have the student wear, carry or use an item with a radio frequency identification device.

(3)

Any policy adopted by a school district board that requires a student to wear, carry or use an item with a radio frequency identification device for the purpose of locating or tracking the student or taking attendance must incorporate the standards adopted by the State Board of Education. [2013 c.427 §1]
Note: Section 1, chapter 677, Oregon Laws 2019, provides:
Sec. 1. (1)(a) The Oregon Health Authority shall:

(A)

Review peer-reviewed, independently funded scientific studies of the health effects of exposure to microwave radiation, particularly exposure that results from the use of wireless network technologies in schools or similar environments; and

(B)

Report the results of the review to an interim committee of the Legislative Assembly related to education not later than January 2, 2021.

(b)

The review described in paragraph (a) of this subsection must, at a minimum, consist of a literature review of peer-reviewed, independently funded scientific studies that examine the health effects of exposure to microwave radiation on children.

(2)

The Department of Education shall develop recommendations to schools in this state for practices and alternative technologies that would reduce students’ exposure to microwave radiation that the review described in subsection (1) of this section identifies as harmful. [2019 c.677 §1]

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