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The Fair Dismissal Appeals Board was originally created in 1971 when ORS 342.805-342.937 replaced the Teacher Tenure Law. FDAB was created to hear appeals of teacher and administrator dismissal, and to provide a uniform statewide system of pre- and post-determination due process for teachers and administrators. It also provides for uniform standards for dismissals.

The law was amended during the 1997 legislative session through SB 880, which changed the name of the statute to “Accountability for Schools for the 21st Century Law.” Substantive and procedural changes were part of that change.

The FDAB consists of 20 members appointed from specific categories: five public school administrators, five contract teachers, five school board members, and five who must have no occupational affiliation with a school district. Each category must be further distributed by size of school district. Members serve a term of four years but also serve “at the pleasure” of the Governor. An individual member’s term option continues to the completion of an appeal, including a motion for reconsideration.

The board meets annually in October. The meeting is subject to the Public Meetings law and is open to the public.

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  • Cindy Hunt Email    (503) 947-5651
    Government & Legal Affairs - Government and Legal Affairs Manager
  • Stephanie Parks Email    (503) 947-5801
    Office of the Deputy Superintendent - Executive Support Specialist

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