Office of Student Learning & Partnerships
Child with a Disability: Means a child (i) with mental retardation, hearing impairments (including deafness), speech or language impairments, visual impairments (including blindness), serious emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairments, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, other health impairments, or specific learning disabilities; and (ii) who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services. 2004 IDEA, 20 USC 1402(3)(a). Also see OAR 581-015-005(4)
Equipment: (a) Machinery, utilities, and built-in equipment, and any necessary enclosures or structures to house the machinery, utilities, or equipment; and (b) All other items necessary for the functioning of a particular facility as a facility for the provision of educational services, including items such as instructional equipment and necessary furniture; printed, published and audio-visual instructional materials; telecommunications, sensory, and other technological aids and devised; and books, periodicals, documents, and other related materials. 20 USC 1401(7)
Excess Costs: Those costs that are in excess of the average annual per-student expenditure in a LEA agency during the preceding school year for an elementary or secondary school student, as may be appropriate, and which shall be computed after deducting the following: (A) amounts received under part B of IDEA, under part A of Title 1 of ESEA, and under parts A and B of Title III of ESEA; and (B) any State or local funds expended for programs that would qualify for assistance under any of those parts. 20 USC 1402 (8)
Net Operating Expenditures: The sum of expenditures of a school district in kindergarten through grade 12 for administration, instruction, attendance and health services, operation of plant, maintenance of plant, fixed charges and tuition for resident students attending another district, as determined in accordance with the rules of the State Board of Education, but net operating expenditures does not include transportation, food service, student body activities, community services, capital outlay, debt service or expenses incurred for nonresident students. ORS 327.006(6)
Parentally placed private school children with disabilities: Means children with disabilities enrolled by their parents in private schools or facilities. 20 USC 1412(a)(10)(A).
Private Elementary School: Means an elementary school with “any combination of grades K-through 8.” [OAR 581-022-021.] In Oregon a preschool with a kindergarten program and no other elementary grades is not considered an elementary school.
Private School: Means a “private elementary or secondary school operated by a person or by a private agency…offering education in prekindergarten, kindergarten, or grades 1 through 12 or any part thereof.” The definition of private school excludes teaching by a private teacher or home schooling. ORS 345.505 A private school may be approved as a contractor with public agencies for certain early intervention or special education programs as described in OARs 581-015-0126 and 581-015-0131. [OAR 581-015-0005(23)]. School that provides educational services as defined in ORS 345.505 and is registered as a private school under ORS 345.505 to 345.575. [ORS 326.603(7)(a)]