To get the word out about our charter school I think our first step should be to request a list of vacant and unused public buildings and portions of buildings suitable for the operation of a charter school from the following government bodies:
- City of Lowell
- Lowell School District
- Pleasant Hill School District
- City of Pleasant Hill
- U.S. Forest Service
- City of Springfield
- Springfield School District
- Lane ESD
ORS 338.045 subsection 5 states: School districts, education service districts and other public bodies, as defined in ORS 174.109, shall make available to the public lists of vacant and unused public buildings and portions of buildings that may be suitable for the operation of a public charter school. The lists shall be provided to developing or operating public charter schools within 30 days of a written request. Nothing in this subsection requires the owner of a building on the list to sell or lease the building or any portion of the building to a public charter school or a public charter school governing body.
ORS 174.109 states: As used in the statutes of this state “public body” means state government bodies, local government bodies and special government bodies.