Required, conditionally required, highly recommended or optional
All policies and administrative regulations have been designated as required, conditionally required, highly recommended or optional. These designations are indicated on each OSBA sample policy in the code located in the lower left hand corner. The first letter in the code designates the requirement, the following date indicates the last date it was revised, and the ending initials are an internal code indicating the lead author of the last revision.
R2/26/09 | PH – “R” means the policy is required. The language in a required policy is mandated by Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon Administrative Rules or federal law and must be adopted by the board.
CR2/26/09 | PH – “CR” means the policy is conditionally required. These policies are only required in particular circumstances. If a particular service or program is provided, the Board must adopt policy.
HR2/26/09 | PH – “HR” means the policy is highly recommended. These policies are written in response to a current statute, legal case or hot topic. Any statute requiring compliance does not indicate that the board shall adopt policy; however, OSBA highly recommends adopting policy in these areas because they typically address highly litigious issues.
2/26/09 | PH - No letter preceding the number means policy is optional.