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OREGON LAW - K-12 EDUCATION, 2021
History must include the US Constitution
ORS 336.057 Courses in Constitution and history of United States
In all public schools, courses of instruction shall be given in the Constitution of the United States and in the history of the United States. These courses shall:
1. Begin not later than the opening of the eighth grade and shall continue in grades 9 through 12.
2. Be required in all public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) and in all state and local institutions that provide education for patients or adults in custody to an extent to be determined by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
[Formerly 336.230; 1977 c.226 §1; 1999 c.1023 §1; 2011 c.637 §114; 2015 c.27 §35; 2019 c.213 §129]
Critical Race Theory and Black Lives Matter at School violate this law!
ORS 336.067 Topics given special emphasis in instruction
1. In public schools special emphasis shall be given to instruction in:
(a) Honesty, morality, courtesy, obedience to law, respect for the national flag, the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Oregon, respect for parents and the home, the dignity and necessity of honest labor and other lessons that tend to promote and develop an upright and desirable citizenry.
(b) Respect for all humans, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex or disability.
(c) Acknowledgment of the dignity and worth of individuals and groups and their participative roles in society.
(d) Humane treatment of animals.
(e) The effects of tobacco, alcohol, drugs and controlled substances upon the human system.
2. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall prepare an outline with suggestions that will best accomplish the purpose of this section, and shall incorporate the outline in the courses of study for all public schools.
[Formerly 336.240; 1975 c.531 §1; 1979 c.744 §13; 1993 c.45 §75; 2005 c.209 §22]
Black Lives Matter at School Promotes some Races over others, violating this law.
ORS 336.082 Development of nondiscriminatory curriculum
1. The State Board of Education shall encourage the development and implementation of curriculum for public elementary and secondary schools in Oregon that will improve instructional effectiveness or efficiency and that does not discriminate.
2. The State Board of Education shall stimulate the development of nondiscriminatory courses of study or parts of courses to improve instructional effectiveness or efficiency in public elementary and secondary schools in Oregon. The board may direct the Department of Education or contract with appropriate public educational agencies to develop program materials and to establish a mechanism for the purpose of introducing the materials and implementing the techniques.
3. As used in subsection (1) of this section, “discriminate” has the meaning given “discrimination” in ORS 659.850 (Discrimination in education prohibited).
[1975 c.423 §§1,2; 1989 c.491 §23; 1993 c.45 §78]
Enforces the Rights of Parents to Access Curriculum Materials
ORS 336.465 Examination of instructional material
1. Each school district shall:
(a) Give parents, guardians and district residents an opportunity to examine the instructional materials to be used in any class, course, assembly or school-sponsored activity.
(b) Inform parents or guardians in advance of any instruction on human sexuality or sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus, and give the parents or guardians an opportunity to review materials. At the same time, parents or guardians shall be informed that a pupil may not be required to take or participate in any instruction on human sexuality or human immunodeficiency virus if the pupil’s parent or guardian, after having reviewed the materials, submits written objection to the school district.
2. Refusal to take or participate in any class, course, assembly or school-sponsored activity on human sexuality or sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus, shall not be reason for harassment, suspension or expulsion of the pupil.
[1993 c.775 §2; 2019 c.280 §7]
Oregon Governor IS the Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Administration of Education
Governor as Superintendent of Public Instruction
• appointment of deputy
1. As provided by section 1, Article VIII of the Oregon Constitution, the Governor is the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
2. (a) The Governor, acting as Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall appoint a Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction. The deputy superintendent must have at least five years of experience in the administration of an elementary school or a secondary school. The appointment of the deputy superintendent shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate as provided by ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).
(b) The deputy superintendent shall perform any act or duty of the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction that is designated by the Governor, and the Governor is responsible for any acts of the deputy superintendent.
3. The deputy superintendent may be removed from office by the Governor following consultation with the State Board of Education.
4. The deputy superintendent shall receive a salary set by the Governor, and shall be reimbursed for all expenses actually and necessarily incurred by the deputy superintendent in the performance of official duties.
[2011 c.731 §2 (enacted in lieu of 326.330); 2012 c.36 §§7,12; 2015 c.774 §§13,43]
National Education Association Advocates against these academic and career skills.
NOTE: Gov. Kate Brown had demurred earlier this summer regarding whether she supported the plan passed by the Oregon Legislature to drop the requirement that students demonstrate they have achieved those essential skills. But on July 14, the governor signed Senate Bill 744 into law.
Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century
ORS 329.015 Educational goals
1. The Legislative Assembly believes that education is a major civilizing influence on the development of a humane, responsible and informed citizenry, able to adjust to and grow in a rapidly changing world. Students must be encouraged to learn of their heritage (US History) and their place in the global society. The Legislative Assembly concludes that these goals are not inconsistent with the goals to be implemented under this chapter.
2. The Legislative Assembly believes that the goals of kindergarten through grade 12 education are:
(a) To equip students with the academic and career skills and information necessary to pursue the future of their choice through a program of rigorous academic preparation and career readiness;
(b) To provide an environment that motivates students to pursue serious scholarship and to have experience in applying knowledge and skills and demonstrating achievement;
(c) To provide students with the skills necessary to pursue learning throughout their lives in an ever-changing world; and
(d) To prepare students for successful transitions to the next phase of their educational development.
[Formerly 326.710; 1995 c.660 §3; 2007 c.858 §2]
Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century
ORS 329.025 Characteristics of school system
It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly to maintain a system of public elementary and secondary schools that allows students, parents, teachers, administrators, school district boards and the State Board of Education to be accountable for the development and improvement of the public school system. The public school system shall have the following characteristics:
1. Provides equal and open access and educational opportunities for all students in the state regardless of their linguistic background, culture, race, gender, capability or geographic location;
2. Assumes that all students can learn and establishes high, specific skill and knowledge expectations and recognizes individual differences at all instructional levels;
3. Provides each student an education experience that supports academic growth beyond proficiency in established academic content standards and encourages students to attain aspirational goals that are individually challenging;
4. Provides special education, compensatory education, linguistically and culturally appropriate education and other specialized programs to all students who need those services;
5. Supports the physical and cognitive growth and development of students;
6. Provides students with a solid foundation in the skills of reading, writing, problem solving and communication;
7. Provides opportunities for students to learn, think, reason, retrieve information, use technology and work effectively alone and in groups;
8. Provides for rigorous academic content standards and instruction in mathematics, science, English, history, geography, economics, civics, physical education, health, the arts and world languages;
9. Provides increased learning time;
10. Provides students an educational background to the end that they will function successfully in a constitutional republic, a participatory democracy and a multicultural nation and world;
11. Provides students with the knowledge and skills that will provide the opportunities to succeed in the world of work, as members of families and as citizens;
12. Provides students with the knowledge and skills that lead to an active, healthy lifestyle;
13. Provides students with the knowledge and skills to take responsibility for their decisions and choices;
14. Provides opportunities for students to learn through a variety of teaching strategies;
15. Emphasizes involvement of parents and the community in the total education of students;
16. Transports children safely to and from school;
17. Ensures that the funds allocated to schools reflect the uncontrollable differences in costs facing each district;
18. Ensures that local schools have adequate control of how funds are spent to best meet the needs of students in their communities; and
19. Provides for a safe, educational environment.
[Formerly 326.715; 1995 c.660 §4; 1999 c.1029 §2; 2003 c.303 §3; 2007 c.858 §3; 2009 c.101 §2; 2009 c.843 §1; 2012 c.91 §16; 2013 c.15 §2]
Why is Mandarin Chinese required?
State Administration of Education
Agreement by superintendent to ensure availability of instruction of Chinese languages
The Superintendent of Public Instruction is authorized to enter into an agreement with another nation or public agency of another nation under ORS 190.485 (Authority of state agency to exercise authority jointly with nation or national agency of other than United States) for the purpose of ensuring that the instruction of the Mandarin dialect of the Chinese language is available to the public school students of this state by facilitating the placement of teachers in public schools who fluently speak the Mandarin dialect of the Chinese language.
[2010 c.13 §1]
ORS 336.035 Required courses of study; supplemental courses; district courses; courses concerning sexually transmitted diseases
1. The district school board shall see that the courses of study prescribed by law and by the rules of the State Board of Education are carried out. The district school board may establish supplemental courses that are not inconsistent with the prescribed courses and may adopt courses of study in lieu of state courses of study upon approval by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
2. Parent Notification
Any district school board may establish a course of education concerning sexually transmitted infections including recognition of causes, sources and symptoms, and the availability of diagnostic and treatment centers. Any such course established may be taught to adults from the community served by the individual schools as well as to students enrolled in the school.
The board shall cause the parents or guardians of minor students to be notified in advance that the course is to be taught. Any such parent or guardian may direct in writing that the minor child in the care of the parent or guardian be excused from any class within the course. Any parent or guardian may inspect the instructional materials to be used before or during the time the course is taught.
3. Teacher Protection
The district school board shall coordinate the course provided in subsection (2) of this section with the officials of the local health department and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Teachers holding endorsements for health education shall be used where available. A teacher may not be subject to discipline or removal for teaching or refusing to teach courses concerning sexually transmitted infections.
[Formerly 336.225; 1967 c.67 §26; 1967 c.200 §6; 1973 c.565 §1; 1993 c.45 §74; 2005 c.209 §21; 2019 c.280 §5]
Oregon Department of Education alerted administrators to mask and vaccine mandates before August 19, 2021. After October 18, 2021, or six weeks after the date that the United States Food and Drug Administration approves a vaccination against COVID-19, whichever is later:
Oregon legislators have passed multiple statutes creating policies giving minors rights in violation of existing state laws.
Parental Rights to “guide the education, moral standards, religious beliefs and elements of good citizenship of their children”. ORS 336.035(2)
Age of Consent to Sex, 18 yrs. of age. ORS 167.03
Comprehensive Sexuality Education:
Oregon is considered the most Progressive in this arena. In 2009, the Oregon legislature passed legislation requiring K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Education (Oregon Revised Statute - ORS 336.455)1 which requires that each school district shall provide age- appropriate human sexuality education courses in all public elementary and secondary schools. This law also states that information is to be medically accurate, promote abstinence and mutually monogamous relationships and encourage family communication and involvement to help students learn to make responsible decisions.
After passing legislation, Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) are written by ‘agencies’ who provide additional detail/defining of the requirements of a statute (law). In 2012, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) made revisions to their OAR 581-022-1440 (Human Sexuality Education). These new revisions required the use of “best practices”, “age-appropriate”, “balanced”, “medically accurate”, and current scientific information and effective education strategies.
ODE passed these 2012 OAR revisions without public input, as a consent item (combined agenda items approved without discussion or individual motions). After passing the consent items and, at an Adolescent Sexuality Conference in Seaside in 2013, Brad Victor, ODE’s Sexuality and Student Health ‘expert’ at the time declared, “Bingo Boom! We have the most progressive sex education in the nation!
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ORS 332.072 Legal Status of School Districts
All School Districts are bodies corporate, and the district school board is authorized to transact all business coming within the jurisdiction of the district and to sue and be sued. Pursuant to law, district school boards have control of the district schools and are responsible for educating children residing in the district. (1965 c.100& 139)
The Oregon Equality Act, signed into law by Governor Ted Kulongoski on May 9, 2007, banned discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on both sexual orientation and gender identity. The protections became law on January 1, 2008. Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination statutes require LGBTQ and Transgender comprehensive indoctrination in public schools. Course curriculum plans require students to respect and accept these lifestyles as NORMAL.
Parents’ Rights in Education (PRIE) advocates for parental rights to any and all ‘Transgender Conditioning’ your child may receive or be exposed to while in the care of his/her school.
Although doctors across the spectrum confirm 80 to 95% of children diagnosed with gender dysphoria, when allowed to develop normally, eventually identify with their biological sex, the Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC), an unelected, unaccountable committee appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber, voted 8-2 to allow children as young as 15 yrs. to undergo transgender conditioning, including hormone replacement and genital mutilation without regard for the possible long term consequences.
Oregon Students age 15+ can request referrals through local School Based Health Clinics. Treatment covered by the Oregon Health Authority is available for minors at taxpayer expense, without knowledge or permission from parents, interfering with parental rights as primary decision-maker for their child’s health and education.
Oregon Law signed by governor Kate Brown, restricts parents’ rights to seek counseling for minor children to help them with sexual orientation confusion or gender dysphoria (affirming biological sex), thus preventing a child from the health and safety dangers most commonly associated with this confusion. Oregon HB 2307 (2015) Amended ORS 675.300
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School Based Health Clinics
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Safety & Privacy
Oregon Department of Education embraced the Obama illegal directive as law, so now Parents Rights in Education and Alliance Defending Freedom are working to right the ship.
Dallas, Oregon School District decided to allow a biological female pretending to be a male, to undress in the boys’ locker room. Parents’ Rights In Education sued for the rights of individual students to privacy in respective locker/bath facilities while on the school campus.
With no option for appeal, U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez threw out the lawsuit. Case law cited by Judge Hernandez involved adults, not MINOR children. Oregon law, ORS659A.403 says “school districts may provide for minor children, safety and privacy, by maintaining sex segregated restrooms and locker rooms by biological sex, and provide single stall facilities for anyone requesting alternative accommodation, without breaking any laws.”
Obscenity in Schools
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation isolating child pornography as a uniquely tragic and distinct criminal offense. Now, our children are exposed to pornography in a very different way. Graphic descriptions of all forms of sexual activities are made available to students, not only via curriculum but recommended websites. Pornography is now offered as a means of “safe sex.”
Although Oregon law (ORS 167.080) makes it a crime (Class A Misdemeanor, fine not exceeding $10,000) to display obscene materials to minors, there are now legal exceptions. The Exemption Defense law (ORS.085), states exempted individuals are “a bona fide school, museum or public library, or individual acting in the course of employment of such entity listed.”
PRESS RELEASE: Oregon HB4132 Promotes Illegal Surveys for 10-18 year olds, w/o Parent Permission