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Policies & Regulations in Review


Bend-La Pine Schools appreciates community feedback on proposed changes to a policy or regulation. Comments are accepted for two weeks following the initial review date.
To provide comment on any of the policies or regulations in review, please use the Policies in Review Public Comment form.

View 2022-23 Policy & Regulation Adoption Summary

View 2021-22 Policy & Regulation Adoption Summary


Currently in Review

Policy / Regulation
* Summary of Recommended Changes & Review Date
* Public Feedback and District Response will only be linked if feedback was received
IB-AP: Freedom of ExpressionPolicy has been rewritten to capture the most current process and procedures that are in place surrounding a student's freedom of expression. House Bill 3041 (2021) revised the statutory definition of sexual orientation and created a new definition for gender identity, which are now included.
Renamed from an Administrative Regulation (AR) to an Administrative Policy (AP).
IGDAA-AR: Noncurriculum Related Student Meetings at Secondary SchoolsRecommended deletion as language has been incorporated into revised version of IGDA-AR.
IGDA-AR: Student OrganizationsUpdates reflect current district practices as well as grammatical corrections.
IKE-AP: Promotion and Retention of StudentsUpdates reflect current district practices and philosophical approach to student retention and/or double promotion.
IKE-AR: Retention/Double Promotion Updates reflect current district practices and processes in identifying, and determining if a student should be retained at their current grade level, or promoted to another grade level.
IGBHAB-AR: Choice Options Schools and Programs

Updated to align with current Choice Option application practices.

IGBHAB-AR was presented in January 2022 and continues to be in review.

Approved & Adopted

Policy / Regulation
* Summary of Adopted Changes & Date of Adoption
* Public Feedback and District Response will only be linked if feedback was received
BSL-1: Monitoring Superintendent PerformanceRecommend deletion of BSL-1. Language is now incorporated into revised version of CBC-BP. Deleted 10/2023.
CBC-BP: Supervision & Evaluation of the SuperintendentUpdates include language and process for monitoring the Superintendent’s performance that was previously described in BSL-1: Monitoring Superintendent Performance. Renamed from AP to BP
DH-AR: Bonded EmployeesRecommend deletion of DH-AR. Regulation is no longer needed as Bend-La Pine Schools insurance policies now provide employee coverage and fidelity bonds as described in the regulation.
GCBDA / GDBDA-AP: Family Medical & Military LeaveMultiple bills were passed in the 2023 legislative session amending Paid Family Leave Insurance (PFMLI) and Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA). Updates have been made to capture legislative updates as well as Oregon Administrative Rules that were implemented. House Bill 912 (2023), Senate Bill 913 (2023), and Senate Bill 999 (2023).
GCBDA / GDBDA-AR: Family Medical & Military LeaveMultiple bills were passed in the 2023 legislative session amending Paid Family Leave Insurance (PFMLI) and Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA). Updates have been made to capture legislative updates as well as Oregon Administrative Rules that were implemented. House Bill 912 (2023), Senate Bill 913 (2023), and Senate Bill 999 (2023).
GCBDF/GDBDF-AP: Paid Family Medical Leave InsuranceNew Administrative Policy.
With the passage of Paid Family Leave Insurance (PFMLI), employers are required to provide benefits starting September 3, 2023 through the state of Oregon or an equivalent plan provider.
IGAC-AR: Recognition of Religious Beliefs & CustomsRevisions provide guidance when recognizing religious customs or beliefs in school settings as language updates to reflect current district practices and processes regarding student speech and dress, teaching and learning, celebrations and decorations.

Language specific to employment has been removed as it is addressed in GBA-BP: Equal Employment Opportunity.
IGAC-AR was presented in October 2023 and continues to be in review.

IKF-AR: High School Diplomas, Graduation Requirements & Graduation ExercisesSeal of Biliteracy requirements have been added to IKF-AR. Honors diploma information, including waiver requirements for small high schools has also been updated.
View public feedback.
IKFB-AP: Graduation Exercises New Administrative Policy.
HB 2052 (2021) regarding Tribal Regalia became law, ORS 329.451(14) and allows for American Indian / Alaska Native students to wear their tribal regalia or items of cultural significance at graduation and at other public-school ceremonies.
IKFB-AR: Wearing Items of Cultural Significance in Graduation ExercisesNew Administrative Regulation.
Regulation to help define cultural significance and who students/families should work with at each school with any questions in partnership with IKFB-AP.
JB-AP: Equal Educational OpportunityHB 3041 (2021) revised the statutory definition of sexual orientation and created a new definition for gender identity. HB 2935 (2021) added an aspect to the definition of discrimination in ORS 659.850 for race that includes physical characteristics historically associated with race.

Policy language has been updated to reflect the new definitions, and also includes district requirement of complaint process communication and access.
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KCA-AR: Volunteers / Criminal History Records Check

Updates include grammatical corrections and the removal of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption documentation required for volunteers as previously required by Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

No public feedback solicited as the updates made align with current laws, regulations, district practices, and procedures.
KGB-AR: Public Conduct on District Property Regulation has been updated to include language about appropriate conduct and expectations of the public while on district property, and aligns with current district policies, regulations, and practices.
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KK-AR: Visitors to District FacilitiesUpdates include grammatical corrections and the removal of exceptions to mandatory check in and out during school events to align with current visitor practices and procedures.