IGBHA - Alternative Educational Programs**
The Board is dedicated to providing educational options for all students. It recognizes that there will be students in the district who may benefit educationally in an alternative program.
A list of Board-approved alternative programs (See Board policy IGBHC - Alternative Education Notification for eligible students) will be adopted annually based on superintendent recommendations. The superintendent shall provide for the involvement of staff, parents and the community in recommending alternative programs for Board approval. Approval and annual evaluation of alternative programs and student performance will be made pursuant to Oregon law.
Alternative programs will consist of instruction or instruction combined with counseling. These programs may be public or private. Private alternative programs shall be registered with the Oregon Department of Education. Alternative programs must meet all the requirements set forth in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 336.615 to ORS 336.665 and regulations applicable to alternative education programs. Home schooling is not placement in an alternative education program. A student’s parent is responsible for enrolling the student in a private alternative program, unless the student is 18 years of age, in which case the student is responsible for enrollment.
A student, upon a parent’s request may be placed in an alternative education program if the district determines that the placement is necessary to meet the student’s educational needs and interests and assists the student in achieving district and state academic standards. Placement in an alternative education program for a non-resident student requires the approval of the student’s resident district and, the district. The district will also consider and propose alternative education programs for students prior to expulsion or leaving school as required by law.
The district shall pay the actual cost of the alternative program or an amount equal to 80 percent of the district’s estimated current year’s average per-student net operating expenditure, whichever is less. The district will enter into a written contract with alternative education programs that satisfy Oregon’s statutory and regulatory criteria and to which district students actually attend with the district’s approval.
If a parent receives an exemption from compulsory attendance on a semi-annual basis to withdraw a student age 16 or 17, the district has no obligation to pay for an alternative program.
If a student is not successful in the alternative program selected or the alternative education programs are offered and not accepted by the student and/or parent, the district is not obligated to propose or fund alternatives.
IGBHB - Establishment of Alternative Education Programs
IGBHC - Alternative Education Notification
JGEA - Alternative Education Programs Related to Expulsion
In accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules OAR 581-022-1350, the District is required to evaluate alternative education programs annually. Please provide documentation required below and return to the Beaverton School District Office, at 16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97003, no later than September 30. Please include the program name, program coordinator and telephone number. A copy of the District’s written evaluation shall be provided to the program coordinator.
- Have criminal records checks requirements been met?
- Provide list of individuals subject to criminal records checks and copy of Form 2283 from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).
- Are students receiving instruction in the state content standards to earn diploma credits?
- Attach supportive documentation including such evidence as program overview, curriculum guide, course syllabi or other material that demonstrates that program curriculum is aligned with standards.
2. Are Oregon Statewide Assessments administered and the results reported
annually to students, parents and the school District?·
- Attach copy of summary report and sample of information reported to student, parents and the school District.
3. Are students receiving, at least annually, a report of academic progress?
- Attach copy of report used.
- Does the program comply with non-discrimination requirements of law – program does not discriminate based on age, disability, national origin, race, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or sex?
- Attach Student enrollment/withdrawal summary based on above criteria.
- Is the program registered with Oregon Department of Education?
- Attach copy of registration application and approval.
1. Does the program comply with health and safety statutes and rules?
- Attach copy of appropriate documentation, including first aid and emergency procedures plan, such as staff/student handbooks, inservice agenda, fire marshal’s report, safety inspection reports, etc.
- Does the program comply with Oregon Revised Statutes regarding tuition and fees (ORS 337.150, 339.141, 339.147, 339.155)?
- Attach list of fees required and explanation.
- The program complies with any statute, rule or school District policy specified in the contract with a public or private alternative education program.
- Attach as applicable.
2. Does the contract with a public or private alternative program state that non-compliance
with a rule or statute may result in termination of the contract?
- Contract on file with District and program, as applicable.
- Does the District comply with Oregon Revised Statues regarding expenditures (ORS 336.635(2)?
- Attach annual statement of expenditures.
Compliance indicators are intended as examples only. District may modify, as appropriate.
Link to ODE Program Evaluation and District Self Assessment:
Compliance indicators are intended as examples only. District may modify as appropriate.