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A charter school in Oregon is a public school operated by a group of parents, teachers and/or community members as a semi-autonomous school of choice within a school district. It is given the authority to operate under a contract or "charter" between the members of the charter school community and the local board of education (sponsor). Under Oregon law, a charter school is a separate legal entity operating under a binding agreement with a sponsor. A public charter school is subject to certain laws pertaining to school district public schools, is released from others and must operate consistent with the charter agreement.

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  • Oregon Public Charter Schools 2015 - 2016 Updated

  • State Board of Education Charter School Subcommittee Application PDF

  • State Board of Education Charter School Subcommittee Procedure PDF

  • Virtual Charter School Enrollment Appeals Process

  • Oregon Public Charter Schools Law - ORS Chapter 338

  • 2016 Equity Resource Guide PDF

  • Technical Assistance
    Technical Assistance

    Links to ODE data for use by charter schools in a variety of ways.

    Charter School Program Gr...

    Charter School Program Grants

    • Katharine Pattison Email    (503) 947-5691
      Government & Legal Affairs - Program Analyst
    • Rae Ann Ray Email    (503) 947-5722
      IDEA Compliance & District Resources - General Supervision Specialist
    • Donna Newbeck Email    (503) 947-5814
      Government & Legal Affairs - Office Specialist (Charter Schools)