In 2017, the Oregon State Legislature passed SB 1062 which requires that every school district, education service district, and public charter school develop a Healthy and Safe Schools Plan (HASS Plan). The HASS Plan that is created by each organization has specific requirements that must be included for the HASS Plan to comply with state law. All HASS Plans are due to the Oregon Department of Education by July 1, 2019. Additionally, each school district, education service district, and public charter school is required to annually certify that the organization continues to comply with the requirements of the HASS Plan.
The Department of Education has developed this model Healthy and Safe Schools Plan to assist school districts, education service districts, and public charter schools. The plan has a section for instructions and then a section that includes model language that, if used, will meet the HASS Plan requirements. An organization is not required to use any model language, but must ensure that the HASS Plan created by the district meets all statutory requirements.
It is important to read through the instructions and the model language. Each organization will need to include organization specific information in the model plan. Submitting the model language with no additional information will not meet HASS Plan requirements.