Division 22 Assurances
On November 1 of each year, school district superintendents are to provide a Division 22 Report to their local school board regarding the district's standing with respect to all Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools as set forth in Oregon Administrative Rules 581-022-2305. Districts are to post the Division 22 Report on their district website by November 1, 2021. Following that report, districts will complete and submit to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) the annual Elementary and Secondary Schools Assurance Form by November 15, 2021.
On October 22, 2021 the State Board of Education adopted a new administrative rule, OAR 581-022-0104: State Standards for the 2020-21 School Year. This rule established a streamlined set of Division 22 standards in effect for the 2020-21 school year, in recognition of the challenges faced by districts to accommodate for the emergency shift to Distance Learning for All in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 2020-21 school year, school districts are required to report on the Division 22 standards included in OAR 581-022-0104; any standard not included in this rule has been waived for the 2020-2021 school year. ODE also recommends that superintendents inform School Boards if there have been any recent changes in policy or practice that may take the district out of compliance with any of the Division 22 Standards during the current school year (2021-22).