• Student Enrollment in Virtual Public Charter School

    • nonresident students
    • appeals
    • written notices 

    ORS 338.125 (4) - Virtual Public Charter Enrollment 

    (4)(a) A student who wishes to enroll in a virtual public charter school does not need the approval of the school district where the student is a resident before the student enrolls in the virtual public charter school. If a student wishes to enroll in a virtual public charter school, the parent, legal guardian or person in parental relationship with the student must provide the following notices to the school district where the student is a resident:

    (A) Intent to enroll the student in a virtual public charter school; and

    (B) Enrollment of the student in a virtual public charter school.

    (b)(A) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection and ORS 339.133, if more than three percent of the students who reside in a school district are enrolled in virtual public charter schools that are not sponsored by the school district, a student who is a resident of the school district must receive approval from the school district before enrolling in a virtual public charter school. A school district is not required to give approval if more than three percent of the students who reside in the school district are enrolled in virtual public charter schools that are not sponsored by the school district.

    (B) For the purpose of determining whether more than three percent of the students who reside in the school district are enrolled in virtual public charter schools that are not sponsored by the school district, the school district board shall include any students who:

    (i) Reside in the school district, regardless of whether the students are considered residents of different school districts as provided by ORS 339.133 (5); and

    (ii) Are enrolled in virtual public charter schools that are not sponsored by the school district.

    (C) Students who reside in the school district, regardless of whether the students are considered residents of different school districts as provided by ORS 339.133 (5), must receive approval from the school district before enrolling in a virtual public charter school if the limit described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph has been met.

    (c) If the school district does not give approval under paragraph (b) of this subsection, the school district must provide information to the parent, legal guardian or person in parental relationship with the student about the right to appeal the decision to the State Board of Education and other online options available to the student. If an appeal is made to the State Board of Education, the board must issue a decision within 30 days of the submission of the appeal. 

    The Colton School District will semiannually, by October 1 and April 1, calculate the percentage of the number of students residing in the district, who are enrolled in a virtual public charter school not sponsored by the district. When the established percentage is more than three percent, the district will not approve additional students enrollment to a virtual public charter school, subject to the requirements in Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 581-026-0305(2).

    The district may send a notice of approval or disapproval to a parent[1] of a student who has sent a notice to the district of intent to enroll the student in a virtual public charter school not sponsored by the district (See OAR 581-026-0305). 

    The district is only required to use data that is reasonably available to the district, including but not limited to the following for such calculation:

    1. The number of students residing in the district enrolled in the schools within the district;
    2. The number of students residing in the district enrolled in public charter schools located in the district;
    3. The number of students residing in the district enrolled in virtual public charter schools;
    4. The number of home-schooled students who reside in the district and who have registered with the educational service district; and
    5. The number of students who reside in the district enrolled in private schools located within the school district.

    A parent may appeal a decision of a district to not approve a student enrollment to a virtual public charter school to the State Board of Education under OAR 581-026-0310.

    Virtual Public Charter School Enrollment Appeal Process

    Virtual Public Charter School Enrollment Appeal Form

    ORS 338.120

    OAR 581-026-0305

    OAR 581-026-0310 

    CSD Board Policy LBEA  

     

    [1] “Parent” means parent, legal guardian or person in “parental relationship” as defined in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 339.133.

  • Please send intent to enroll to: 

    Lishia Stone, Student Service Secretary 

    stonel@colton.k12.or.us

    503-824-3535

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Note: Send Copy of Appeal to Lishia Stone. A copy of the appeal and any supporting documents must be provided to the resident school district at least within 24 hours of when the parent delivered the appeal to ODE.