Instructional Materials Rule Development Input

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Vanessa Clark and Jeremy Wartz

The 2017 Oregon Legislative season has wrapped up with the signed and passed bills now moving on to the state agencies for implementation. One such bill passed this year is HB2257, which allows the Oregon Department of Education to waive the fee, under limited circumstances, for submissions of Open Educational Resources to the state instructional materials review and adoption process. In order to implement this law, rules will need to be written to govern the fee waiver process. The rules developed to implement this law will provide guidance to state employees to make sure that the fee waiver is implemented fairly, that program funds are maintained, and that the Oregon Department of Education can provide the best experience to developers and authors of open educational resources who would like to participate in the state instructional materials review and adoption process.

That’s why we would like to ask for your input as we begin the work of drafting rules to implement HB2257. We are interested in input from all who are knowledgeable about open educational resources, and/or the state instructional materials review process. You can provide input by completing this brief survey.

There may be additional opportunities to provide input while rules are being developed. We will continue providing updates on the implementation of this law in the #GoOpen group here on the Oregon Educator Network.