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Legislative School Law Update 2019

Rebekah Jacobson, Kelly Noor and Elizabeth Polay

By Rebekah R. Jacobson, Kelly D. Noor, and Elizabeth L. Polay

The 2019 Oregon Legislature passed several bills which affect school districts, ESDs, and charter schools effecting changes on topics such as reporting requirements, pay equity, retirement reporting, PERS, collective bargaining, workplace harassment, sexual conduct, special education terminology, suicide prevention plans, student restraints, voluntary foster care placements, mental health absences, instructional materials, and the student success act. We summarized the major legislation changes and technical bills which affect school districts here.

The 2019 Oregon Legislature passed several bills. Read the full article for an explanation of the Legislature’s changes.

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