Policy Update Subscription

Policy Update is an online subscription service providing quarterly newsletters with a brief discussion of current policy issues of concern to Oregon community colleges, education service districts, school districts and charter schools. Sample policies reflecting these issues and changes in state and federal law, if applicable, are included.

The sample policies are intended to provide a basis for drafting policy that meets local needs. The samples should always be considered as open to modification. Rarely does one policy statement reflect the needs and concerns of all. The newsletter and policy samples are not meant to replace the advice of legal counsel.

To make the best use of Policy Update, it is suggested that a discussion on the various issues be held. The sample policies should be used to determine areas for which policy should be developed or revised, to get ideas for what a policy should contain and as a starting point for editing, modifying and discussing the local board's policy position.

Policy Update Online provides subscribers with an electronic version of the sample policies in the following file formats: in .zip or .sit (Mac) archives that can be downloaded from this Web site to open in your word processing application: WordPerfect 6/7/8/9/10, WordPerfect 5.1 Dos, Microsoft Word 97/2000/2002, Microsoft Word 95 and Microsoft Word 4.0 (Mac).