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DIVISION 23

CHARTER SCHOOL REGISTRATION

584-023-0005

Registry of Charter School Teachers

(1) No persons shall serve as a teacher (as defined in ORS 342.120) in a public charter school unless such person either holds a valid Oregon license issued by TSPC pursuant to 338.135 or is registered with TSPC as a charter school teacher in accordance with 342.125(5).

(2) TSPC shall create a Public Charter School Registry for all non-licensed persons who are employed and registered as teachers in any charter school.

(3) To obtain a charter school teacher registration, an applicant and the employing charter school will submit a joint application, which will include the following documentation:

(a) Description of the specific teaching position the applicant will fill with the employing charter school plus an indication of the exact subjects the educator will be teaching;

(b) Fingerprints on forms prescribed by the Oregon State Police and in the manner required by TSPC. Fingerprint cards previously filed with the Oregon Department of Education do not qualify;

(c) Completed application and fee;

(d) Transcripts of the applicant’s post-secondary education and evidence of other experience and qualifications relevant to the teaching position the applicant is seeking subject to the following:

(A) If applying to teach in any K–6 classroom: Test scores of having passed the Commission-adopted multiple subjects test or an acceptable equivalent elementary test as evidence the applicant meets the federal requirements for “Highly Qualified” elementary teacher (See, OAR 584-100);

(B) If applying to teach in any Core Academic Subject in grades 7-12 any of the following must be submitted:

(i) Test scores of having passed the Commission-adopted test in that subject or an acceptable equivalent test as evidence the applicant meets the federal definition for” Highly Qualified” secondary teacher (See OAR 584-100); or

(ii) Transcripts evidencing a major or course-work equivalent to a major in the core academic subjects the applicant will teach; or

(iii) Transcripts evidencing a master’s in the core academic subjects the applicant will teach.

(C) Applicants to teach special education must be full compliant with the federal IDEA which requires full state licensure as a special education teacher in addition to demonstration the applicant meets the federal definition for “Highly Qualified” teacher (See OAR 584, division 100).

(e) A list of any professional licenses held;

(f) A passing score on a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics unless these requirements have already been met through prior TSPC licensure.

(4) The registration is not transferrable to another charter school without an application for a registration change with TSPC.

(5) A charter school registration may be renewed for an additional three-year term upon joint application of the registrant and employing charter school on forms established by the Commission and upon the payment of the applicable fee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120–342.430, 342.455–342.495 &342.533
Hist.: TSPC 5-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-24-99 thru 2-19-00; TSPC 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-99; TSPC 9-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06; TSPC 7-2007, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-07; TSPC 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 9-22-09; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14 thru 9-10-14

584-023-0015

Standards of Professional Practices and Ethics for Charter School Registrants

The provisions of ORS 342.120 to 342.430 and the administrative rules in OAR chapter 584 relating to the issuance, denial, continuation, renewal, lapse, revocation, suspension or reinstatements of licenses shall be applicable to all teachers and administrators holding a charter school registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125, 338.135
Hist.: TSPC 5-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-24-99 thru 2-19-00; TSPC 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-99; TSPC 9-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06; TSPC 7-2007, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-07; TSPC 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 9-22-09; TSPC 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12

584-023-0030

Registry of Charter School Administrators

(1) No persons shall serve as an administrator (as defined in ORS 342.120 and OAR 584-080-0008 Scope of Administrator Licenses) in a public charter school unless such person either holds a valid Oregon license issued by TSPC pursuant to 338.135 or is registered with TSPC as a charter school administrator in accordance with 342.125(5).

(2) TSPC shall create a Public Charter School Registry for all persons who do not hold an administrator license and are employed as administrators in any charter school.

(3) To obtain a charter school registration, an applicant and the employing charter school will submit a joint application, which will include the following documentation:

(a) Description of the specific administrative position the applicant will fill with the employing charter school;

(b) Fingerprints on forms prescribed by the Oregon State Police in the manner required by TSPC, unless the applicant has been previously cleared and has remained continuously licensed since the last clearance.

(c) Completed application and fee;

(d) A description of the applicant’s post-secondary education and other experience relevant to the administrator position the applicant is seeking;

(e) A list of any professional licenses held; and

(f) A passing score on a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics unless these requirements have already been met through prior TSPC licensure.

(4) Successful completion of the background checks disclosing no disqualifying materials or information will entitle the registrant to serve as a teacher or administrator as defined in ORS 342.120 in the employing charter school for a period of up to three (3) years or until employment with the employing charter school ceases, whichever occurs first.

(5) The registration is not transferrable to another charter school without an application for a registration change with TSPC.

(6) A charter school administrator registration may be renewed for an additional three-year term upon joint application of the registrant and employing charter school on forms established by the Commission and upon the payment of the applicable fee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14 thru 9-10-14

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