Bill Text: OR SB254 | 2011 | Regular Session | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to college credits; appropriating money; and declaring an emergency.

Spectrum: Unknown

Status: (Passed) 2011-08-01 - Effective date, July 20, 2011. [SB254 Detail]

Download: Oregon-2011-SB254-Enrolled.html


     76th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2011 Regular Session

                            Enrolled

                         Senate Bill 254

Printed pursuant to Senate Interim Rule 213.28 by order of the
  President of the Senate in conformance with presession filing
  rules, indicating neither advocacy nor opposition on the part
  of the President (at the request of Senate Interim Committee on
  Education and General Government for Higher Education
  Workgroup)

                     CHAPTER ................

                             AN ACT

Relating to college credits; creating new provisions; amending
  ORS 340.083 and 341.450; repealing sections 3 and 4, chapter
  456, Oregon Laws 2011 (Enrolled House Bill 3106); appropriating
  money; and declaring an emergency.

Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:

  SECTION 1.  { + (1) As used in this section, 'accelerated
college credit programs' includes dual credit programs,
two-plus-two programs, advanced placement programs and
International Baccalaureate programs.
  (2) The Department of Education shall administer a grant
program that provides grants for the purposes of:
  (a) Providing education or training to teachers who will
provide or are providing instruction in accelerated college
credit programs;
  (b) Assisting students in paying for books, materials and other
costs, other than test fees, related to accelerated college
credit programs; and
  (c) Providing classroom supplies for accelerated college credit
programs.
  (3) Any school district, community college district or state
institution of higher education in this state may individually or
jointly apply for a grant under this section.
  (4) If a grant is awarded for the purpose of providing
education or training to teachers who will provide or are
providing instruction in an accelerated college credit program:
  (a) The amount of the grant may not exceed one-third of the
total cost of the education or training; and
  (b) The department may award the grant on the condition that
the teacher, school district, community college district and
state institution of higher education pay the balance of the cost
of the education or training in a proportion agreed to by the
teacher, districts and institution.
  (5) For the purposes described in subsection (2) of this
section, the department may:
  (a) Accept contributions of funds and assistance from the
United States Government and its agencies or from any other
source, public or private, and agree to conditions placed on the

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funds not inconsistent with the purposes of subsection (2) of
this section; and
  (b) Enter into agreements with school districts, community
college districts and state institutions of higher education
related to the funding to provide education or training to
teachers who will provide or are providing instruction in an
accelerated college credit program.
  (6) All funds received by the department under this section
shall be paid into the Accelerated College Credit Account
established under section 8 of this 2011 Act to be used for the
purposes described in subsection (2) of this section. + }
  SECTION 2.  { + (1) The Joint Boards of Education shall develop
statewide standards for dual credit programs to be implemented by
public high schools, community colleges and state institutions of
higher education within the Oregon University System. The
standards must establish the manner by which:
  (a) A student may, upon completion of a course, earn course
credit both for high school and for a community college or state
institution of higher education within the Oregon University
System; and
  (b) Teachers of courses that are part of a dual credit program
will work together to determine the quality of the program and to
ensure the alignment of the content, objectives and outcomes of
individual courses.
  (2) Each public high school, community college and state
institution of higher education within the Oregon University
System that provides a dual credit program must implement the
statewide standards developed under subsection (1) of this
section.
  (3) Each school district, community college and state
institution of higher education within the Oregon University
System that provides a dual credit program shall submit an annual
report to the Joint Boards of Education on the academic
performance of students enrolled in a dual credit program. The
Joint Boards of Education shall establish the required contents
of the report, which must provide sufficient information to allow
the Joint Boards of Education to determine the quality of the
dual credit program. + }
  SECTION 3.  { + Section 2 (2) and (3) of this 2011 Act first
applies to the 2013-2014 school year. + }
  SECTION 4.  { + (1) As used in this section, 'accelerated
college credit programs' includes dual credit programs,
two-plus-two programs, advanced placement programs and
International Baccalaureate programs.
  (2) Each school district shall:
  (a) Provide students in grades 9 through 12 with accelerated
college credit programs including, but not limited to,
accelerated college credit programs related to English,
mathematics and science; or
  (b) Ensure that students in grades 9 through 12 have online
access to accelerated college credit programs including, but not
limited to, accelerated college credit programs related to
English, mathematics and science. + }
  SECTION 5. ORS 341.450 is amended to read:
  341.450. Every community college district shall encourage high
school students to start early on a college education by
implementing   { - two-plus-two programs and other related
programs - }  { +  a dual credit program, a two-plus-two program
or another accelerated college credit program + }. Each community
college district shall make at least one such program available

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to each interested school district that is within the boundaries
of the community college district.
  SECTION 6.  { + Section 4 of this 2011 Act and the amendments
to ORS 341.450 by section 5 of this 2011 Act:
  (1) Become operative July 1, 2014.
  (2) First apply to the 2014-2015 school year. + }
  SECTION 7. ORS 340.083 is amended to read:
  340.083. (1) A school district may request a waiver from the
Department of Education of the requirements of this chapter. The
department shall grant the waiver if:
  (a) Compliance with the requirements of this chapter would
adversely impact the finances of the school district; or
  (b) The school district offers   { - dual credit technical
preparation programs, such as two-plus-two programs, advanced
placement or International Baccalaureate programs and other
accelerated college credit programs - }  { +  a dual credit
program, a two-plus-two program, an advanced placement program,
an International Baccalaureate program or any other accelerated
college credit program + }.
  (2) The duration of a waiver granted based on subsection (1)(a)
of this section shall be no more than two school years.
  (3) The duration of a waiver granted under subsection (1)(b) of
this section shall be the length of the program that was the
basis for the waiver.
  (4) There is no limit on the number of times a school district
may apply for and be granted a waiver under this section.
  SECTION 7a.  { + Section 3, chapter 456, Oregon Laws 2011
(Enrolled House Bill 3106) (amending ORS 340.083), is repealed
and ORS 340.083, as amended by section 7 of this 2011 Act, is
amended to read: + }
  340.083. (1) A school district may request a waiver from the
Department of Education of the requirements of this chapter. The
department shall grant the waiver if:
  (a) Compliance with the requirements of this chapter would
adversely impact the finances of the school district; or
  (b) The school district { +  does all of the following:
  (A) + } Offers a dual credit program, a two-plus-two program,
an advanced placement program, an International Baccalaureate
program or any other accelerated college credit program
 { - . - }  { + ;
  (B) Ensures that at-risk students who participate in the
accelerated college credit programs are not required to make any
payments for participation in the programs; and
  (C) Has a process for participation in the programs that
allows:
  (i) All at-risk students who are eligible students to
participate in the programs;
  (ii) At-risk students to earn the number of credit hours
established by the State Board of Education by rule under ORS
340.080; or
  (iii) For an increasing number of at-risk students who are
eligible students to participate in the programs each school year
based on demand and appropriateness and as provided by a plan
developed by the school district. + }
  (2) The duration of a waiver granted based on subsection
  { - (1)(a) - }   { + (1) + } of this section shall be no more
than two school years.
    { - (3) The duration of a waiver granted under subsection
(1)(b) of this section shall be the length of the program that
was the basis for the waiver. - }

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    { - (4) - }   { + (3) + } There is no limit on the number of
times a school district may apply for and be granted a waiver
under this section.
  SECTION 7b.  { + Section 4, chapter 456, Oregon Laws 2011
(Enrolled House Bill 3106), is repealed. + }
  SECTION 7c.  { + The amendments to ORS 340.083 by section 7a of
this 2011 Act become operative on January 1, 2012, and first
apply to waivers granted on or after January 1, 2012. + }
  SECTION 8.  { + The Accelerated College Credit Account is
established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the
General Fund. Interest earned by the Accelerated College Credit
Account shall be credited to the account. Moneys in the
Accelerated College Credit Account are continuously appropriated
to the Department of Education for the purposes described in
section 1 (2) of this 2011 Act. + }
  SECTION 9.  { + There is appropriated to the Department of
Education, for the biennium beginning July 1, 2011, out of the
General Fund, the amount of $250,000 for deposit in the
Accelerated College Credit Account established under section 8 of
this 2011 Act to be used for the purposes described in section 1
(2) of this 2011 Act. + }
  SECTION 10.  { + This 2011 Act being necessary for the
immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an
emergency is declared to exist, and this 2011 Act takes effect
July 1, 2011. + }
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Passed by Senate June 23, 2011

Repassed by Senate June 29, 2011

    .............................................................
                               Robert Taylor, Secretary of Senate

    .............................................................
                              Peter Courtney, President of Senate

Passed by House June 28, 2011

    .............................................................
                                    Bruce Hanna, Speaker of House

    .............................................................
                                   Arnie Roblan, Speaker of House

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Received by Governor:

......M.,............., 2011

Approved:

......M.,............., 2011

    .............................................................
                                         John Kitzhaber, Governor

Filed in Office of Secretary of State:

......M.,............., 2011

    .............................................................
                                   Kate Brown, Secretary of State

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