From Margaret DeLacy, OATAG President
This fall, after a process that included reviewing, relocating and renumbering many state education standards, the State Board of Education resolved to require all districts to provide annual reports on their compliance with the Division 22 standards for public schools. Districts were required to report on their compliance with these standards, which include the TAG mandate, to their school board and community by FEBRUARY 1. The reports were to be made accessible to community members on the district's website by that date.
Please check and make sure your district has posted this important information concerning its compliance with Oregon's standards for the education, health and safety of the children entrusted to its care. If the district hasn't done so, a gentle reminder would probably be in order, given that the rule was just strengthened after a hiatus of two years. If a gentle reminder is not sufficient, please let your school board (and OATAG) know. This reporting rule is itself a Division 22 standard, and a failure to follow the process can itself be the subject of a complaint and appeal to the Department of Education.
The three rules that create the Oregon TAG mandate are among these Division 22 standards. They require identification, parent involvement, and instruction at TAG students' assessed level and rate of learning. Check to see whether your district is in compliance with these standards. If your district claims to be in compliance, and you disagree, it is time to take further action to bring this problem to its attention.
The revised Division 22 rule on "Compliance and Reporting on Standards" (581-022-2305) can be found on the Oregon Department of Education website by clicking HERE
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By Margaret DeLacy, Ph.D.
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