Education Bills

HB1114 Paraphrase: HB1114, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, increases the minimum salary schedule for teacher, It provides a $1,000 pay raise during the 2017-18 school year, another $2,000 raise during the 2018-19 school year and a $3,000 raise during the 2019-20 school year. The bill specifies who is eligible and what counts toward a teacher’s years of service. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H); Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017

HB1161 Paraphrase: HB1161, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies the requirements of a policy evaluation and professional development adopted by a board of education of a school district. The bill allows a school district board to adopt additional components and procedures in addition to the mandated components. The bill removes the mandate the every career teacher be evaluated every three years and allows evaluation at the discretion of the school district, provided that every career teacher participate in an annual or biannual profession growth plan review. It allows the board to establish a remediation plan for teachers who receive a rating below the acceptable level of performance. The bill allows the dismissal of a teacher who has engaged in sexual activity or sexual misconduct that has impeded the effectiveness of the individual’s performance of school duties. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 08/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: S Laid Over   Status Date: 04/18/2017

 

HB1188 Paraphrase: HB1188, by Rep. Edward Cannaday, D-Porum and Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, requires unused sick leave of up to 60 days for a teacher employed after July 1, 2017, at the Oklahoma School for the Blind or the Oklahoma School for the Deaf accumulated at another school district to be transferable. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cannaday, Edward (H); Simpson, Frank (S)

Status: Governor Action – Signed   Status Date: 04/13/2017

HB1201 Paraphrase: HB1201, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, modifies information relating to the School District Transparency Act. It deletes the requirement for school districts to provide copies of all credit card statements, identified by the department responsible for each credit card. (Amended by House)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H); Quinn, Marty (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/10/2017

HB1202 Paraphrase: HB1202, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, defines per-pupil expenditure to mean the aggregate current expenditures of school districts from all funding sources. The bill includes categories of expenditures and prohibits current expenditures to include monies used for adult and community education, facilities acquisition and construction services, debt services, property, and other expenditures not related to day-to-day operations. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H); Quinn, Marty (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017

HB1206 Paraphrase: HB1206, by Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, it allows a special education teacher who has not completed an Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation approved education program in elementary education or early childhood but who has completed the subject area portion of the exam to be certified in special education settings only. (Amended by House)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Casey, Dennis Ray (H); Pemberton, Dewayne (S)

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 04/18/2017

HB1219 Paraphrase: HB1219, by Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie and Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, repeals the creation of the Data Coordinating Council and the P-20 Data Coordinating Council Revolving Fund. It repeals the creation of the Educational Quality and Accountability Board and Revolving Fund. It repeals the Oklahoma Race to the Top commission.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Murphey, Jason (H); Dahm, Nathan (S)

Status: Governor Action – Signed   Status Date: 04/06/2017

 

HB1459 Paraphrase: HB1459, by Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City and Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, provides an exemption for students in out-of-home placement with the Department of Human Services who were adopted while in the permanent custody of DHS or who was in out-of-home placement with the Office of Juvenile Affairs for eligibility under the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Echols, Jon (H); Griffin, A J (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017

HB1506 Paraphrase: HB1506, by Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, allows school districts to store all student records in either a single or multiple file formats and include all academic and extracurricular honors and awards received, all degrees conferred and extracurricular or after-school activities. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Strohm, Chuck (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 04/18/2017

HB1576 Paraphrase: HB1576, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires the Oklahoma Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability to adopt rules requiring coursework or training in the use of digital and other instructional technologies by Nov.1, 2017. It requires the professional development procedure for teachers to include digital teaching and learning standards to enhance content delivery to students. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Governor Action – Signed   Status Date: 04/06/2017

HB1577 Paraphrase: HB1577, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires school districts to include on their website an itemized accounting of all vacant or unused properties owned, leased or under the control of a school district. (Amended by Senate)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: H Senate Amendments – Pending   Status Date: 04/11/2017

HB1578 Paraphrase: HB1578, by Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, creates the School Finance Review Commission Act. It creates the School Finance Review Commission. It provides for membership. It provides a January 1, 2025 Sunset. It sets about responsibilities and goals of the Commission in reviewing all matter related to school finance. It requires the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability provide staff and administrative support to the Commission. It requires the State Department of Education to aid either commission in providing necessary staff and administrative support. It requires the Commission submit its findings annually to the Governor, President Pro Tempore and the Speaker until its sunset. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Caldwell, Chad (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017

HB1602 Paraphrase: HB1602, by Rep. John Enns, R-Enid and Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, requires each school district board of education to adopt a grading policy for all students attending public school in that district. It requires the policy to include provisions for the assignment of grades on class assignments, examinations and final class grades. It specifies the provisions. It requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Enns, John (H); Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: S Motion to Reconsider   Status Date: 04/19/2017

HB1622 Paraphrase: HB1622, by Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires a school district to notify a teacher is a school district intends to provide retirement benefits to a teacher such that the teacher’s salary would be less than the minimum salary schedule. (Amended by House)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Rogers, Michael (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: Governor Action – Signed   Status Date: 04/13/2017

HB1623 Paraphrase: HB1623, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville and Sen. Robert Standridge, R-Norman, prohibits school district personnel from using corporal punishment on students who are multiple handicapped or physically handicapped unless addressed in an annual individualized education program (IEP) developed in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Cleveland, Bobby (H); Standridge, Robert (S)

Status: S Laid Over   Status Date: 04/19/2017

HB1667 Paraphrase: HB1667, by Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada and Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, modifies the ways in which the State Board of Education to award contracts for statewide student assessment system which preparing students for college and careers. It allows assessments to be reviewed for alignment to the subject matter standards. The bill requires the six-year subject area textbook adoption cycle to align to the subject matter standards adoption cycle.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Thomsen, Todd (H); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: S Laid Over   Status Date: 04/19/2017

HB1668 Paraphrase: HB1668, by Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, deletes language requiring high schools advise students who participate in any athletic program in writing the effect of receiving money or other things of value on the future eligibility of the student to participate in the intercollegiate athletics. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Thomsen, Todd (H); Rader, Dave (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/03/2017

HB1684 Paraphrase: HB1684, by Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford and Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, requires a school district that adopts a four-day school week and any related rules to submit a plan to the State Board of Education no later than September 1 of each year. It specifies the contents of the report including the goals sought to be achieved, the intended educational and fiscal benefits and the anticipated impacts or outcomes the plan will have in the school district. It adds that schools which adopt a four-day school week by the effective date of this act are required to submit a report to OSDE by August 1 and those who adopt one after that are to submit a plan by August of the following year. The bill specifies content and requires OSDE to compile the reports and submit them to the chairs of the education committees of the Senate and House. The bill also requires that school districts adhere to a minimum of 170 days of instruction. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Wright, Harold (H); Fields, Eddie (S)

Status: H Senate Amendments – Pending   Status Date: 04/20/2017

HB1693 Paraphrase: HB1693, by Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, allows the State Department of Education to develop and adopt an alternate system of accountability for statewide virtual charter school and schools serving only prekindergarten through second grade. It establishes a multi-measures approach in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and establishes guideline. It deletes language relating to prior assessment guidelines. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Martin, Scott (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: S Engrossed   Status Date: 04/20/2017

HB1694 Paraphrase: HB1694, by Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, modifies provision of information to be included in the personal financial literacy education course taught in public schools. It requires the course to be taught during grades seven through 12 before the 2019-2020 school year and from grade nine to 12 thereafter. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Martin, Scott (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017

HB1715 Paraphrase: HB1715, by Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Arcadia and Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, creates the Patriotic Access to Students in Schools Act (PASS Act). The bill provides that any district board of education may encourage increased community involvement in public schools. The bill allows any youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society to use any school building or property to provide services allowing students to participate in activities provided by the groups at times other than instructional time during the school day. The bill requires the principal of each public school, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, to allow representatives of a patriotic society the opportunity to speak with and recruit students to participate in their organizations during school hours to inform the students of how the patriotic society may further the students’ educational interests and civic involvement to better their schools, communities and themselves. The bill requires the patriotic society to provide verbal or written notice to the principal of its intent to speak to the students. It also directs the principal to provide verbal or written approval of the specific day and time for the society to address the students.

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Moore, Lewis (H); Holt, David (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/03/2017

HB1755 Paraphrase: HB1755, by Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, modifies the requirement for evaluation of out-of-country teacher certifications. It removes the requirement that they be analyzed by an educational credential evaluation service approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and requires that they be analyzed by an educational credential evaluation service in accordance with industry standards and guidelines and approved by the State Department of Education. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Henke, Katie (H); Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 04/18/2017

HB1760 Paraphrase: HB1760, by Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, requires a Student Reading Proficiency Team to develop a new reading program for any third-grade student found not to be reading at grade level as determined by reading assessments. The bill clarifies language related to the demonstration of proficiency. It removes language related students not eligible for automatic promotion and who score at the below proficiency or limited knowledge levels on the reading portion of the third-grade statewide criterion-referenced test for schools years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. It requires students who score at the unsatisfactory level on the reading portion of the statewide third-grade assessment and who are not subject to a good-cause exemption and who do not qualify for promotion or probationary promotion be retained in the third grade and provided intensive instructional services and supports. It modifies school district reporting requirements. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Henke, Katie (H); Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: S Laid Over   Status Date: 04/18/2017

HB1789 Paraphrase: HB1789, by Rep. Edward Cannaday, D-Porum and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, requires quality training to be provided in multisensory structured language teaching methods in order to meet the needs of students identified as having dyslexia. It establishes criteria for quality training. The bill also requires teacher candidates to study multisensory structured teaching methods proven effective for students with dyslexia. (Amended by House, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Cannaday, Edward (H); Pemberton, Dewayne (S)

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 04/18/2017

HB1790 Paraphrase: HB1790, by Rep. Edward Cannaday, D-Porum and Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, allows each school district in this state to offer a remediation course for high school students who score below a 19 on the American College Testing (ACT) exam. (Amended by House)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Cannaday, Edward (H); Pemberton, Dewayne (S)

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 04/18/2017

HB1862 Paraphrase: HB1862, by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, allows the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority to appoint the chief executive officer of their foundation to serve concurrently as the OETA Executive Director, in which case he or she is to be compensated solely by the foundation. The bill requires Senate confirmation for the appointed individual. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Osborn, Leslie (H); Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/10/2017

HB1875 Paraphrase: HB1875, by Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City and Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie, allows a school district to allow a school site to elect to donate food to a nonprofit organization through an official on-campus nonprofit representative or designee who is directly affiliated with the school site such as a teacher, counselor or Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) member, and the donated food may be received, stored and redistributed at the school site at any time. It specifies which foods may be donated by the school. The bill allows the State Board of Education to promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this bill. (Amended by House)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Dunnington, Jason (H); Griffin, A J (S)

Status: Governor Action – Signed   Status Date: 04/06/2017

HB1952 Paraphrase: HB1952, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon and Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, prohibits a school district from taking disciplinary action against a teacher for disclosing public information to correct what he or she reasonably believes evidences a violation of the Oklahoma Constitution or law or a rule promulgated pursuant to law; or for reporting a violation of the Oklahoma Constitution, state or federal law, rule or policy; mismanagement; a gross waste of public funds; an abuse of authority; or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety or for taking any of the above actions without giving prior notice to his or her supervisor or anyone else in the teacher’s chain of command. It requires each district to prominently post or public a copy of this law in locations where it can reasonably be expected to come to the attention of all teachers. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H); Paxton, Lonnie (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/03/2017

HB1957 Paraphrase: HB1957, by Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon and Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, removes the requirement that a person enrolled in an alternative teacher placement program have at least two years of work experience which is related to the subject area of specialization if the person has only a baccalaureate degree with no postbaccalaureate work in a related area. (Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Baker, Rhonda (H); Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 04/18/2017

HB1996 Paraphrase: HB1996, by Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon and Sen. Chris Kidd, R-Addington, recreates the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board until July 1, 2021. (Amended by Senate)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Jordan, John (H); Kidd, Chris (S)

Status: H Senate Amendments – Pending   Status Date: 04/18/2017

HB2008 Paraphrase: HB2008, by Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, creates the Dyslexia and Education Task Force for the purpose of creating a dyslexia handbook that will provide guidance for schools, students and parents in identification, intervention and support of students with dyslexia through accommodations and assistive technology. The bill establishes membership and meeting requirements. It requires the Task Force to study how to effectively identify students with dyslexia and make recommendations for appropriate interventions. (Amended by House)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: McCall, Charles (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 03/27/2017

HB2155 Paraphrase: HB2155, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, requires the State Board of Education to adopt a new statewide system of college and career planning tools to be known as the Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP). It requires the Board to work with school districts to incorporate ICAP into graduation requirements. The bill requires students beginning in the school year 2019-2020 to be required to complete the process of an ICAP in order to graduate from a public high school. The bill requires the ICAP to include career and college interest survey, academic progress, workforce goals and workforce experience. It creates an implementation schedule. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H); Stanislawski, Gary (S)

Status: S Laid Over   Status Date: 04/18/2017

HB2156 Paraphrase: HB2156, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, expands the core curriculum of a public school to include world language or a foreign or non-English language.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H); Sharp, Ron (S)

Status: H Enrolled   Status Date: 04/19/2017

HB2157 Paraphrase: HB2157, by Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs and Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, .deletes language modifying the type of retention pay that is not included on the total compensation of teachers. (Amended by Senate, Stricken Title)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Nollan, Jadine (H); Smalley, Jason (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017

HB2277 Paraphrase: HB2277, by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa and Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, requires pupils in public schools to recite the pledge of allegiance to the flag flag of the United State of America daily.

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: O’Donnell, Terry (H); Quinn, Marty (S)

Status: S General Order   Status Date: 04/10/2017

SB0002 Paraphrase: SB0002, by Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry and Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, removes the requirement to administer assessments in U.S. history from the statewide student assessment system. The bill also updates a statutory reference. (Amended by House, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Dossett, J.J. (S); Henke, Katie (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/11/2017

SB0015 Paraphrase: SB0015, by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, requires the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, subject to the availability of funds, to develop and implement programs to identify and recruit students and others persons into the teaching profession, including but not limited to high school and undergraduate students, mid-career and retired professionals, honorably discharged and retired military personnel and members of underrepresented gender and ethnic groups; develop and distribute materials that emphasize the importance of the teaching profession and inform individuals about state-funded loan forgiveness and tuition assistance programs; give priority to developing and implementing recruitment programs to address the areas of teacher shortage identified and the recommendations made in the educator supply-and-demand study and permits the State Department of Education to use discretionary funds to do so; encourage cooperation between the business community and school districts to develop recruitment programs designed to attract and retain capable teachers, including programs to provide summer employment opportunities for teachers; and encourage major education associations to cooperate in developing a long-range program promoting teaching as a prestigious, respected and desirable career and to assist in identifying local activities and resources that may be used to promote the teaching profession. It creates the Oklahoma Teacher Recruitment Revolving Fund and requires that $20 from the Oklahoma License to Educate license plate fees be deposited into the fund. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Bice, Stephanie (S); Martinez, Ryan (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/19/2017

SB0029 Paraphrase: SB0029, by Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah and Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, provides that a board of education is not required to obtain a new criminal history record check for an individual who has obtained certification from the State Department of Education within the previous 12 months. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Thompson, Roger (S); Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/05/2017

SB0045 Paraphrase: SB0045, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee and Rep. Tammy West, R-Bethany, authorizes the State Department of Education to directly contract with educators who are current or retired employees of Oklahoma public school districts, for services to assist the department as necessary when such services require the expertise and qualifications of an Oklahoma certified educator. The bill exempts the contracts from the competitive bidding requirements of the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act and from being included in the calculation of the educator’s salary for purposes of meeting the district or statutory minimum salary schedule or for purposes of calculating Teachers’ Retirement System of Oklahoma contributions or benefits. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S); West, Tammy (H)

Status: Sent to Governor   Status Date: 04/18/2017

SB0081 Paraphrase: SB0081, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee and Rep. Jadine Nollan, R-Sand Springs, lowers the grade level to third from sixth at which point a student may be suspended for assaulting, attempting to cause physical bodily injury, or acting in a manner that could reasonably cause bodily injury to an education employee or a person who is volunteering for the school. It provides the term of suspension cannot be less than three days. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S); Nollan, Jadine (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/10/2017

SB0084 Paraphrase: SB0084, by Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair and Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, adds the 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years to the years that each school district is required to report the number of students who did not pass the reading sufficiency test and was promoted to a subsequent grade. The bill also modifies the requirements for the Reading Report Card. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Bergstrom, Micheal (S); Henke, Katie (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/11/2017

SB0242 Paraphrase: SB0242, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, adds the State Treasurer to the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System and the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System Board of Trustees. (Amended by House, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Pugh, Adam (S); Martinez, Ryan (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/12/2017

SB0244 Paraphrase: SB0244, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. John Jordan, R-Yukon, requires each virtual charter school to keep a full and complete record of the attendance of all students enrolled in the virtual charter school. It requires the governing body of each virtual charter school to adopt by July 1, 2017, an attendance policy. The bill specifies the requirements of the attendance policy. It defines “instructional activities.” It requires the virtual charter school to submit a report to the parent or legal guardian of a student who has accumulated 10 absences. It requires each virtual charter school to develop a personal learning plan for each student, in coordination with the student and the parents or legal guardians of the student. It requires each virtual charter school to develop and adopt a policy regarding failure to participate in instructional activities and sets minimum requirements for the policy. It requires the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to promulgate necessary rules. It requires the State Department of Education to establish Regional Education Administrative Districts (READs) that will provide shared administrative services to school districts that choose to participate. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S); Jordan, John (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/05/2017

SB0261 Paraphrase: SB0261, by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona and Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, establishes a task force until December 31, 2017 to study and make recommendations to the Legislature on improving the State Aid formula. It directs the task force’s study to include but not be limited to the grade level weights, the student category weights and the transportation factor of the State Aid formula and efficiencies and cost-saving measures regarding the footprint of school districts. The bill establishes membership and directs the meetings to be subject to the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. It prohibits members of the task force from receiving compensation or travel reimbursement and directs the State Department of Education to provide staff support. The bill directs the task force to submit a report to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairs of the education committees of each chamber. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Fields, Eddie (S); Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/18/2017

SB0301 Paraphrase: SB0301, by Sen. A J Griffin, R-Guthrie and Rep. Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, exempts a student who was in out-of-home placement with the Department of Human Services or the Office of Juvenile Affairs from certain requirements for participation in the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: / /    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Griffin, A J (S); Echols, Jon (H)

Status: S House Amendments – Read   Status Date: 04/18/2017

SB0393 Paraphrase: SB0393, by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate and Rep. (Frm Brumbaugh) VACANT, R-, creates the Oklahoma Science Education Act. It requires the State Board of Education, school district boards of education, school district superintendents and school principals to endeavor to create an environment within public school districts that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about controversial issues and to endeavor to assist teachers to find effective ways to present the science curriculum as it addresses scientific controversies. It requires teachers be permitted to help students understand, analyze, critique and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught. It prohibits the State Board of Education, any school district board of education, school district superintendent or school principal from prohibiting any teacher in a public school district from helping students understand, analyze, critique and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught. It provides the language protects only the teaching of scientific information and states it cannot be construed to promote any religious or non-religious doctrine, promote discrimination for or against a particular set of religious beliefs or non-beliefs or promote discrimination for or against religion or non-religion. It requires the State Department of education by no later than the start of the 2017-2018 school year to notify school district boards of education and school district superintendents of public schools in the state of the bill’s provisions and for each school district board of education and school district superintendent to notify all employees within the school district of its provisions. (Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Brecheen, Josh (S); VACANT, (Frm Brumbaugh) (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/13/2017

SB0428 Paraphrase: SB0428, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud and Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, allows members who retired as active classroom teachers, who have been retired and receiving a benefit for at least one year, and who have not been employed by any public school during that one-year period, to be eligible to be re-employed as an active classroom teacher with no limitations on earnings for a period of three years beginning July 1, 2017. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S); Henke, Katie (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/11/2017

SB0445 Paraphrase: SB0445, by Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Kevin Calvey, R-Oklahoma City, modifies the manner in which cap on annual credits is allocated and calculated for the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Newhouse, Joe (S); Calvey, Kevin (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/18/2017

SB0514 Paraphrase: SB0514, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa and Rep. Dennis Ray Casey, R-Morrison, creates until July 31, 2018, a task force to study and make recommendations to the Legislature on costs, eliminating duplicative overhead costs and improving efficiency among school district operations. The bill specifies the task force’s study and specifies membership. The bill requires the task force to submit a report of its findings and recommendations by August 1, 2018, to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairs of the education committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Stanislawski, Gary (S); Casey, Dennis Ray (H)

Status: S House Amendments – Read   Status Date: 04/19/2017

SB0529 Paraphrase: SB0529, by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud and Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, modifies the qualifications and criteria required for students to participate in the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program. It requires an award for eligible Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program students enrolled in a postsecondary vocational-technical program offered by a technology center school that meets the requirements to be eligible for federal student financial aid be satisfied for both vocational-technical and college work in which enrolled. It expands to the scope of student ineligible for the program with parents that meet updated income requirements. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Emergency Measure, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 07/01/2017    Emergency: Yes

Principal Authors: Smalley, Jason (S); Henke, Katie (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/18/2017

SB0632 Paraphrase: SB0632, by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee and Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, creates the Education Compact for Students in State Care Act and establishes and advisory committee. The bill establishes membership guidelines and allows for travel reimbursement. It states requires the Committee to facilitate the transfer and/or enrollment of a student placed in state care to ensure timely delivery of records. It allows a receiving school district to request the student’s permanent records from the sending school district. The bill allows the transfer student who has been placed in state care 30 days to obtain required immunizations. The bill requires the school district to consider the student’s eligibility for placement in gifted and talented programs, an English learner program, extracurricular activities and courses offered by a technology center school. The bill allows the school district to waive any applicable graduation requirements. (Amended by Senate, Committee Substitute)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Sharp, Ron (S); Henke, Katie (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/13/2017

SB0826 Paraphrase: SB0826, by Sen. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, creates a task force to research the consideration of creating a partnership between the Department of Corrections, the Oklahoma prison system and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education in order to provide education opportunities for individuals incarcerated offenders once they are released from prison. It provides for task force membership. It provides for meetings, achieving a quorum and subjects the task force to the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. It prohibits members from receiving compensation or travel reimbursement. It provides for staffing by the Senate. It requires a report by the task force be submitted to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (Amended by House, Amended by Senate, Stricken Title, Stricken enacting clause)

Effective Date: 11/01/2017    Emergency: No

Principal Authors: Pittman, Anastasia (S); Lepak, Mark (H)

Status: H General Order   Status Date: 04/05/2017

 

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