Division 22 State Standards
On November 1 of each year, school district superintendents are required to report to their local school board the district’s compliance for the current school year according to Division 22 Standards for Public Schools as set forth in Oregon Administrative Rules 581-022-2305. Districts are also required to post the report to their websites by November 1, 2020. Following this report to the Board on December 10, 2020 the district completed their annual Elementary and Secondary Schools Assurance Form and submitted it to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) by .
In addition to filing the report for 2019-2020, the Board is to be notified if there is, or will be, a reason that may take the district out of compliance with any of the Division 22 Standards during the current school year. As a result of the Almeda Fires on September 8, 2020, we were unable to start school on September 9, 2020 as planned. Phoenix High School started on September 23 and the middle school and three elementary schools started on the 28th. Because of this delayed start, and loss of 10-13 days of instruction, we may not be in compliance with the instructional hours requirement for the 2020-2021 school year. The District has applied for a waiver for the instructional hours with the state of Oregon's Department of Education. A hearing will be held in January, 2021.