Mandatory non-curricular training

Annual Training

  • Administration of Medication – School districts must adopt policies that provide annual training for designated school staff on the administration of prescription and non-prescription medication to students. ORS 336.201, 339.869; OAR 581-021-0037.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens – Employees who may come into contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials (e.g. bites or skin lesions) must undergo annual training on the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. OAR 581-022-0705.
  • Concussions – Athletic coaches must receive annual training to recognize the symptoms of concussions. ORS 336.485. 
  • Child Abuse and Sexual Conduct – Schools must provide employees with annual training to identify and prevent child abuse and sexual conduct. ORS 339.400; OAR 581-022-0711.
  • District Emergency Plan – At a minimum schools must have one staff member per sixty students (or no fewer than six persons per building) with a current first aid/CPR card and who are trained annually in the district and building emergency plans. OAR 581-022-0705.
  • Food Services -- Local food service personnel shall complete annual training and receive annual certification to ensure program compliance and integrity and to demonstrate competence in the administrative practices training.  42 U.S.C. 1776.


  • Asbestos Management Plan – All custodial and maintenance employees must undergo asbestos awareness training. 20 U.S.C. 4011; 40 C.F.R. 763.92; OAR 581-022-1430.
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use1 – Schools that received Defibrillator Grants from the Department of Education to install AEDs shall use those funds for the purchase, training, or other related expenses approved by the Department. ORS 327.365.
  • Confidentiality of State Assessment Tests – Only staff who have been trained on test security may monitor the printer used to print state assessment tests. Additionally, only trained staff may shred test items. OAR 581-022-0610.
  • Confidentiality of Students Education Records/Students with Disabilities – School employees who work with the personally identifying information of students with disabilities must be instructed or trained on the importance of its confidentiality. 20 U.S.C. 1417; 34 C.F.R. 300.623; ORS 343.485; OAR 581-015-0055-0606; OAR 581-021-0220-0040; OAR 581-021-0265.
  • Emergency Plans and Safety Programs -- Districts must insure an accident prevention in-service program for all employees is conducted periodically and documented.  OAR 581-022-1420.
  • Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying and Cyberbullying – School districts are "encouraged" to provide training for employees on preventing and responding to harassment, intimidation and bullying and acts of cyberbullying. ORS 339.359; OAR 581-022-1140.
  • Lead Based Paint – Workers or firms performing maintenance or renovation in schools built before 1978 who disturb lead-based paint must be trained and/or certified in lead-safe practices. 15 U.S.C. 2683; 40 C.F.R. 745; ORS 431.917-922; OAR 812-007-0000.
  • Integrated Pest Management Coordinator -- Each school shall have the service of at least one integrated pest management plan coordinator. ORS 634-700-750.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) – Schools that receive funding through the U.S. Department of Education’s Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) or the Emergency Management for Higher Education (EMHE) Discretionary Grant Programs are required to fulfill annual NIMS implementation activities. This obligation includes training of personnel who have any role in emergency preparedness, incident management, or response. 20 U.S.C. 7131; 34 C.F.R. 74-82, 84-86, 97-99.
  • Physical Restraint and Seclusion2 – School staff who implement physical restraint or seclusion as part of a student’s behavior support plan in an individual education program must be trained in its use consistent with the District’s methods. ORS 339.250; OAR 581-021-0061.
  • School Traffic Patrols – New patrols will be equipped and trained by staff assigned to the School Traffic Patrol Program in accordance with the "Oregon Traffic Patrol Manual" published by the Oregon Department of Education. OAR 581-021-0100.
  • School Social Worker License -- School social workers shall develop and provide training and educational programs for parent,s teachers, other local education agency personnel, and staff of community agencies that address the goals and mission of the educational institution.  School social workers shall be trained in and use medication and conflict resolution strategies to promote students' resolution if their nonproductive encounters in the school and community and to promote productive relationships.  OAR 584-017-0551(5),(9).
  • Sexual Harassment – Schools must provide training and policies on the prevention and response to sexual harassment. ORS 326.051, 342.700-708; OAR 581-021-0038.
  • Steroids and Performance Enhancing Substances – Coaches and athletic directors must receive training once every four years on the identification and prevention of steroids and performance enhancing substances. ORS 342.726; OAR 581-022-0416.
  • Student Accounting System – The Oregon Department of Education shall provide training and technical assistance for school district personnel on the student accounting system. ORS 339.510-515.
  • Training of Educational Assistants -- District's employing educational assistants in any capacity shall provide or arrange for suitable training to prepare them to perform such functions as they may be assigned.  OAR 581-037-0025.

Recommended Non-Curricular Training

  • Food Safety Inspection -- National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Requirements means schools shall at least twice each school year obtain a Food Safety Inspection conducted by a state or local governmental agency responsible for food safety inspections. 7 C.F. R. 210.13; C.F.R. 220.7; OAR 581-051-0305(9).


1 ORS 327.365 only applies to grant-funded AEDs under this statute.

2District's must also adopt policies and inform individual staff members on the rules governing the use of physical force towards students in emergency situations.  ORS 339.250.  Generally, an individual may use reasonable force upon a student to prevent a student from harming him/herself, other students, school staff, or property.  ORS 339.250; OAR 581-021-0061.

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