Policies & Regulations in Review

Currently in Review

Policy / Regulation
Summary of Recommended Changes / Review Date
AC-AR: Discrimination Complaint Procedure

The following regulations were previously consolidated into AC-AR: JBA/GBN-AR, JFCFA/GBNAA-AR and JFH-AR.

AC-AR has been updated to reflect the language noted with AC-BP and includes language from House Bill (HB) 2935, adding an aspect to the definition of discrimination for race that includes physical characteristics historically associated with race such as natural hair and hair texture. Language from HB 3041 is also included which modified Oregon’s definition of sexual orientation and added a definition of gender identity to the protected class.

Initial Review Date: 9/13/2022

AC-BP: Nondiscrimination The following policies were previously consolidated into AC-AP: JBAA/GBNA-AP, JB/GBN-AP and JHFF-AP.

AC-BP has been updated to separate out previous policies, and also includes language from House Bill (HB) 2935, adding an aspect to the definition of discrimination for race that includes physical characteristics historically associated with race such as natural hair and hair texture. Language from HB 3041 is also included which modified Oregon’s definition of sexual orientation and added a definition of gender identity to the protected class.

Policy has also been renamed from an administrative policy (AP) to a board policy (BP).

Initial Review Date: 9/13/2022

EBBA-AR: First Aid First Aid compliance efforts have been updated to align with Oregon Administrative Regulation 581.
Initial Review Date: 8/9/2022
EBBC-AR: Life-Sustaining Emergency Care Updated language includes the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and administration of Nalaxone (Narcan) as examples of life-sustaining emergency care.
Initial Review Date: 8/9/2022
GBEA-AR: Workplace Harassment Reporting & Procedure

Senate Bill (SB) 479 requires public employers to adopt policy and practice prohibiting workplace harassment which includes conduct that constitutes discrimination prohibited by ORS 659A.030, including conduct that constitutes sexual assault or conduct that is prohibited by ORS 659A.082 or 659A.112

Initial Review Date: 9/13/2022

GBEA-BP: Workplace Harassment Senate Bill (SB) 479 requires public employers to adopt policy and practice prohibiting workplace harassment which includes conduct that constitutes discrimination prohibited by ORS 659A.030, including conduct that constitutes sexual assault or conduct that is prohibited by ORS 659A.082 or 659A.112

Legal references have also been updated to reflect an assigned statute number to what is HB 3041, which modified Oregon’s definition of sexual orientation and added a definition of gender identity to the protected class.

Policy has also been renamed from an administrative policy (AP) to a board policy (BP).

Initial Review Date: 9/13/2022

GBN/JBA-BP: Sexual Harassment

Updates include revised Federal regulations for Title IX protections, and Oregon Administrative Rules.

Policy has also been renamed from an administrative policy (AP) to a board policy (BP).
Initial Review Date: 9/13/2022
GBNAA/JHFF-AR: Suspected Sexual Conduct Reporting Procedure

Updated language reflects revisions to ORS 339. The passing of the bills affected reporting of child abuse and sexual conduct and revised the definition of ‘sexual conduct’ and ‘licensed administrator’ as it relates to reporting and helps define the persons who can be designated to receive and respond to these reports.

Initial Review Date: 9/13/2022

GBNAA/JHFF-BP: Suspected Sexual Conduct with Students & Reporting Requirements

Updated language reflects revisions to ORS 339. The passing of the bills affected reporting of child abuse and sexual conduct and revised the definition of ‘sexual conduct’ and ‘licensed administrator’ as it relates to reporting and helps define the persons who can be designated to receive and respond to these reports.

Policy also been renamed from an administrative policy (AP) to a board policy (BP).

Initial Review Date: 9/13/2022

GBNA-AR: Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, Menacing or Cyberbullying Reporting Procedures - STAFF

Updated language includes revised statutory definition of sexual orientation (removed gender identity) and created a new definition for gender identity as defined in HB 3041.

Initial Review Date: 9/13/2022

GBNAB/JHFE-AR: Reporting of Suspected Abuse of a Child

Updated language reflects revisions to ORS 339. The passing of the bills affected reporting of child abuse and sexual conduct and revised the definition of ‘sexual conduct’ and ‘licensed administrator’ as it relates to reporting and helps define the persons who can be designated to receive and respond to these reports.

Initial Review Date: 9/13/2022

GBNAB/JHFE-BP: Suspected Abuse of a Child Reporting Requirements

Updated language reflects revisions to ORS 339. The passing of the bills affected reporting of child abuse and sexual conduct and revised the definition of ‘sexual conduct’ and ‘licensed administrator’ as it relates to reporting and helps define the persons who can be designated to receive and respond to these reports.

Policy has also been renamed from and administrative policy (AP) to a board policy (BP).

Initial Review Date: 9/13/2022

JFCF-BP: Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, Menacing, Cyberbullying, Teen Dating Violence or Domestic Violence - STUDENT

HB 2631 added requirements to notify parents / guardians of a student who was the subject of, or of a student who may have conducted the act of harassment, intimidation, bullying, or cyberbullying. Updates also include language to reflect HB 3041, adding a new term defining gender identity as a protected class.

Policy has also been renamed from an administrative policy (AP) to a board policy (BP).

Initial Review Date: 9/13/2022

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.

IKA-AR: Grades & Credit Updated language includes a grading floor of 50% on the traditional 100-point grading scale for the 2023-24 school year. Beginning with the 2024-25 school year, Bend-La Pine Schools will move to a 0-4 grading scale in classes and no longer use the 100-point grading scale. Exceptions to the revised grading scales are also noted.
Initial Review Date: July 2022
JC-AR: Attendance Areas & In-District Transfers

The Attendance Area Change Request (ACR) process and priority considerations have been updated to align with the request process that will be used for the 2022-23 school year. The guidance for the 2021-22 school year has been removed.

The regulation was presented at the January 11, 2022, Board meeting and due to the large amount of public feedback received, continues to be in review.

JC-AR was presented in January 2022 and an updated draft is being reviewed on 7/19/2022.

JC-BP: School Attendance Boundary Areas New Board Policy
JC-BP outlines the conditions in which the Superintendent may adjust school attendance area boundaries and suggested process and considerations for boundary changes.
Initial Review Date: July 2022

JHCD-AR: Administration of Medication Administration of a premeaasured dose of Nalaxone (Narcan) to a student or other individual on school premises and emergency medical response notification procedures has been added as a response in the event of suspected opiate overdose.
Initial Review Date: 8/9/2022


Approved & Adopted

Policy / Regulation
Summary of Adopted Changes / Date of Adoption
ACB-BP: Every Student Belongs In February 2021, amendments to (OAR) 581-022-2312 were adopted, including changing the title to Every Student Belongs. In May 2021, the Oregon Legislature adopted House Bill 2697, which placed many of the same requirements into statute. Finally, in October 2021, the OAR was amended again to more closely align with the legislative action.

Policy has also been renamed from an administrative policy (AP) to a board policy (BP).

Adopted: 4/12/2022
ACB-AR: Bias Incident Complaint Procedure Defines process and response efforts of the district when bias incidents are reported as defined in OAR 581-022-2312.
Adopted: 1/11/2022
Administrative Expectation for Gender Diverse Student & Staff Support New Administrative Expectation for ACB-BP & AC-AP
Procedures and guidance for district staff to support gender diverse students and staff so that they are fully included in Bend-La Pine Schools' learning community and have the necessary supports to actively participate in an educational experience free of discrimination, harassment or bullying.
Adopted: 7/19/2022
DLCA-AR: Staff Travel Updated per diem meal rates for employee travel.
Adopted: 10/12/2021
Executive Limitation 3: Treatment of Students, Parents/Guardians & The Public Grammatical correction.
Adopted: 11/9/2021
Executive Limitation 4: Treatment of Staff Grammatical correction.
Adopted: 11/9/2021
Executive Limitation 10: Financial Planning and Administration Grammatical correction.
Adopted: 11/9/2021
Executive Limitation 12: Legally Required Policies Clarification on the review and adoption process for policy and regulations. Naming scheme updated to include Board Policy (BP), Administrative Policy (AP) and Administrative Regulation (AR).
Adopted: 12/14/2021
FFA-AR: Memorials FFA-AR provides clarity and process for establishing permanent and temporary memorials on district property as well as requests for memorials at school sponsored events.
Adopted: 5/10/2022
FKA-AR: Guidelines for Volunteer Facility Improvement Projects Updated to include reference to FFA-AR: Memorials. Review process for projects has also been updated to match current district practices.
Adopted: 6/21/2022
GBJ-BP: Weapons in Schools (Staff) Alignment with KGBB-BP and provisions set forth in SB 554 (2021). Renamed from Administrative Policy to Board Policy.
Adopted: 12/14/2021
Revised and adopted: 6/21/2022
GCAB-AP: Social Media Use & Expectations New Administrative Policy
GCAB-AP facilitates the effective use of social media to further the educational goals of the district while ensuring proper safeguards. This policy applies to Bend-La Pine students, employees, volunteers, contractors and other personnel acting in an official capacity on behalf of BLS.
Adopted: 6/21/2022
GCDA/GDDA-AP: Criminal Records Check/Fingerprinting Updated language provides district discretion when determining to restrict volunteer status. Policy has also been renamed from a Board Policy (BP) to Administrative Policy (AP).
Adopted: 4/12/2022
GCDA/GDDA-AR: Criminal Records Check/Fingerprinting Updates have been made to align with current district practice and processes defined by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).
Adopted: 4/12/2022
GP-3: Board Code of Conduct Addition of social media account responsibilities and suggested guidelines of use for Board members who choose to have social media account(s). Suggested language aligns with GCAB-AP.
Adopted: 6/21/2022
GP-5: Board Member Roles Clarification of chairperson term length as well as reference to ORS 332.040 for board election of officers.
Adopted: 6/21/2022
GP-6: Governance Process Updates include the process for prioritizing speakers for public comment during meetings, clarifying the time allotted for public comment during meetings, and majority voting requirement.
Adopted: 11/9/2021
Revised and adopted: 6/21/2022
IIA-AR: Instructional Materials Selection Alignment of process and practices currently taking place in Bend-La Pine Schools.
Adopted: 10/12/2021
IICA-AR: Field Trips and Special Activities Clarification that all out of state travel requests that are sponsored by the school or district must be approved by the Superintendent.
Adopted: 1/11/2022
IKA-AR: Grades and Credit Includes information about conditions for alternative credit learning experiences specific to the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.
Adopted: 1/11/2022
INB-AP: Studying Controversial Issues New policy to provide context and purpose for studying controversial issues. The corresponding INB-AR, reviews the detail and process of material selection.
Adopted: 10/12/2021
INB-AR: Studying Controversial Issues Process Clarification of the process used when studying controversial issues and selecting supplemental materials.
Adopted: 10/12/2021
JBB-AR: Family Engagement New Administrative Regulation
JBB-AR was developed by the Bend-La Pine Schools’ Equity Coalition as a supplement to JBB-AP: Educational Equity. The beliefs and efforts to help ensure high levels of family engagement are reviewed.
Adopted: 7/19/2022
JECAC-AR: Parental Custody Clarification that Bend-La Pine Schools may seek guidance from district legal counsel when dealing with parental custody issues and that the district requires a court order to be signed or stamped by a judicial official.
Adopted: 9/14/2021
JFCA-AR: Student Code of Dress Last revised in 2004, the recommended updates include more inclusive language and clarification of the goals and values Bend-La Pine Schools seeks to uphold in regards to student dress.
Adopted: 10/12/2021
JFCJ-BP: Weapons in Schools (Students) Alignment with KGBB-BP and provisions set forth in SB 554 (2021). Renamed from Administrative Policy to Board Policy.
Adopted: 12/14/2021
KCA-AP: Volunteers in Schools Reviewed to ensure policy is in alignment with current district practice. Includes reference that volunteers in schools must follow newly adopted, KGBB-BP: Firearms Prohibited.
Adopted: 4/12/2022
KCA-AR: Volunteers/Criminal History Records Check Reviewed to ensure regulation is in alignment with current district practice. Updates include COVID-19 vaccination and/or exemption requirements that volunteers must provide per Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidance, as well as reference to newly adopted, KGBB-BP: Firearms Prohibited.
Adopted: 4/12/2022
KGBB-BP: Firearms Prohibited Senate Bill (SB) 554 (2021) allows districts to prohibit even those with concealed carry licenses from carrying firearms by adopting a policy and posting notice at entry points.
Adopted: 12/14/2021
KK-AR: Visitors to District Facilities Updated language includes reference to newly adopted, KGBB-BP: Firearms Prohibited and provides district discretion when determining to restrict visitor access to district facilities.
Adopted: 4/12/2022
KL-AR: Public Complaints Timeline and process for complaints made against a board member have been included.
Adopted: 12/14/2021
KL-BP: Public Complaints Timeline and process for investigation and response when a complaint is made against a board member.
Adopted: 12/14/2021