Oregon - Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline: Programs and Services
Oregon Revised Statutes 339.250 Duty of student to comply with rules; policies on discipline, suspension, expulsion, threats of violence or harm, firearms and physical force; student handbook or code of conduct; enforcement of policies.
(5) In establishing and enforcing discipline, suspension and expulsion policies, a district school board shall ensure that the policy is designed to:
- (a) Protect students and school employees from harm;
- (b) Provide opportunities for students to learn from their mistakes;
- (c) Foster positive learning communities;
- (d) Keep students in school and attending class;
- (e) Impose disciplinary sanctions without bias against students from a protected class, as defined in ORS 339.351;
- (f) Implement a graduated set of age-appropriate responses to misconduct that are fair, nondiscriminatory and proportionate in relation to each student’s individual conduct;
- (g) Employ a range of strategies for prevention, intervention and discipline that take into account a student’s developmental capacities and that are proportionate to the degree and severity of the student’s misbehavior;
- (h) Propose, prior to a student’s expulsion or leaving school, alternative programs of instruction or instruction combined with counseling for the student that are appropriate and accessible to the student...