POLICY & ADVOCACY

The Oregon Coalition of Community Charter Schools works to shape public policy and opinion that supports charter school quality and growth at the local, state, and federal level. 

2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

ORC3S members have prioritized policy and funding recommendations for the 2021 Session that are focused on meeting the needs of Oregon's community charter schools and students. Click the links below for more information on the bills and funding priorities that ORC3S will be advocating for this session.

2021 Legislative Priorities

Weighted Lottery for Enrollment: HB 2954

ORC3S ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

The advocacy committee is organized to aid in the development and implementation of an annual advocacy & legislative agenda for ORC3S. Advocacy Committee members are appointed by the ORC3S Board of Directors from interested member school representatives. The committee makes recommendations to the ORC3S Board of Directors for determination of the organization’s advocacy and legislative agenda.

 

For more information about the Advocacy Committee please contact us.

ADVOCACY FRAMEWORK

The Advocacy Committee develops the ORC3S advocacy and legislative agenda annually by seeking feedback on priorities from ORC3S member schools, assessing the current political and policy landscape, and reviewing the organization’s statement of principles.

The team works to ensure that proposed legislation will:

 

  • Support and expand Charter schools that innovate in instructional and operational practices;
     

  • Increase funding equity for charter schools at the federal, state and local level;
     

  • Ensure that charter school students have access to the same programs and educational opportunities as traditional public school students
     

  • Increase charter school facilities access and equity
     

  • Strengthen and maintain charter school autonomy
     

  • Continue to hold charter schools accountable for student performance, fiscal responsibility, effective governance, equitable access for students
     

  • Improve charter school authorizing practices and measures of accountability