January 31, 2018
TO: Christy Perry, Superintendent
FROM: Jim Orth Interim Assistant Superintendent
SUBJECT: State Standards Assurance Compliance
Each year, school district superintendents are required to report to their communities the district’s standing with respect to the Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools as set forth in OAR Chapter 581, Division 22.
Following that report, districts are required to complete and return the Elementary and Secondary Schools 2018-2019 Assurances form by February 15, 2019. The form acknowledges the districts compliance with Oregon Administrative Rules and identifies areas needing correction.
The Superintendent’s Cabinet is charged with the responsibility of examining each standard, documenting compliance and identifying areas for improvement. After examination, it has been found that our district complies with all Division 22 Standards with the exception of the following Oregon Administrative Rules:
581-022-2030 District Curriculum
Compliance plan: Update Elementary Health and PE Standards by June 1, 2020 for use during the 2020-21 school year. Update Secondary Maps and Planned Course Statements for PE Standards by January 1, 2020.
581-022-2355 Instructional Materials Adoption
Compliance plan: We do not have an adopted Social Studies curriculum. At this time, there are no plans to adopt Social Studies curriculum.
581-022-2360 Postponement of Purchase of State Adopted Instructional Materials
If a district seeks to postpone regular purchase of state-adopted materials as required by ORS 337.120, it shall submit an application to the Department which shall include:
- The reason for seeking postponement;
- The subjects or categories for which postponement is sought;
- The projected dates for purchase and implementation of new instructional materials which shall not be later than two years from the beginning of the school year following the state adoption;
- Identification of the instructional materials to be used during the postponement;
- Assurance that the postponement will not delay future purchases in other subject areas; and
Local school board approval of the application and the date of such approval.
As revenue becomes available, the District will evaluate and implement an adoption cycle for the purchase of instructional materials.
581-022-2440 Teacher Training Related to Dyslexia
Compliance plan: We have two teachers who are without dyslexia training. Both teachers are in the process of completing the required training and will be done before the end of the 2018-19 school year.