Division 22 Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 2020-21 Assurances Report

By November 1 of each year, school district superintendents are required by OAR 581-022-2305: Operating Policies and Procedures to report to their school board the district’s
standing with respect to all of the Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools as set out in Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 581, Division 22. For the 2020-21 school year, the State Board of Education adopted OAR 581-022-0103: State Standards for the 2020-21 School Year.

All changes and waivers to the Division 22 standards for the 2020-21 school year are set out in OAR 581-022-0104: State Standards for the 2020-21 School Year. Several rules were waived in their entirety: Assessment of Essential Skills, the Kindergarten Assessment and Identification of TAG students. This is indicated on the linked report, as well.

Subsections of multiple rules were also waived or modified for the 2020-21 school year. Waivers include diploma requirements for essential skills, education plan and profile, extended application, and career related learning experiences, as well as required vision and hearing screenings. Specific grade level weekly minimums for PE minutes were also waived; however, each public school student in kindergarten through grade eight should have received physical education throughout the entire school year. And finally, instructional time requirements were modified to allow the inclusion of up to an additional 60 hours for staff professional development and up to an additional 60 hours for parent teacher communication to facilitate student learning, including parent teacher conferences, training, and support for distance learning. This allowance is in addition to the 30 hours that the Instructional Time OAR allows.

Below is a summary of Jefferson County School District’s compliance with each of the standards included in OAR 581-0103: State Standards for the 2020-21 School Year. For each standard reported as out of compliance, Jefferson County School District has provided an explanation of why the school district was out of compliance and the school district’s proposed corrective action plan to come into compliance by the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

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