• Disabilities and religious beliefs are the only bases on which Oregon school districts may approve an exemption for OAKS Science.

     Parents may request that their student be exempted from state testing based on either disability or religion. OAR 581-022- 1910 allows school districts to excuse students from a state required program or learning activity, including state testing, to accommodate a student’s disabilities or religious beliefs. In order for a school district to excuse a student from testing under this rule, the student’s parent must submit a written request to the school district, listing the reasons for the request and proposing an alternative individualized learning activity for the student that meets the same goals that would be accomplished by participation in state testing. Appropriate school personnel must evaluate and approve the parent request
     
    Any questions please contact Senora Cooper at 541-354-1548 or email her at  patricia.cooper@hoodriver.k12.or.us