Or. Admin. R. 581-020-0020 - Grant Application: School Improvement and Professional Development Grant
(1) Except for state-operated schools, the school district in its application shall certify that its proposal has been approved by the school board and is consistent with existing district policies, rules, and contracts bargained under ORS 243.650 to 243.782.
(2) The administration of grant programs under this rule shall be consistent with existing district policies, rules, and contracts bargained under ORS 243.650 to 243.782.
(3) The deadline for applications submitted by districts under ORS 336.705-336.780 shall be April 1 preceding the school year for which they are proposed. The Department of Education shall review all applications and shall approve or reject them no later than June 1 of the school year for which they are proposed.
(4) Distribution of grants-in-aid money through the School Improvement and Professional Development Program shall begin in the 1988-89 school year. Districts that qualify for grants under ORS 336.705-780 shall receive $1,000 per year per each full-time equivalent teacher deemed eligible for this program.
(5) Subject to ORS 291.232 to 291.260, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction shall distribute grants-in-aid to eligible school districts so that at least three-quarters of the allocation due to each eligible district is received no later than February 1 of each fiscal year and the remainder when all required reports are filed with the Department of Education. If underpayments or overpayments result, adjustments shall be made in the following year.
(6) Grants under this program shall be effective for one or two years (fiscal year, July 1-June 30) and are renewable. Grants may be renewed subject to the evaluation, reapplication, approval by the Oregon Department of Education, and the legislative appropriation of funds.
(7) Nothing in this section is intended to make grants under this rule subject to collective bargaining.
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 336 & 896
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 329.709
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