Bill Text For SB0147 - Engrossed

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  |BILL NO. 147                         By: Stanislawski of the Senate    |
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 6|       An Act relating to student transfers; amending 70               |
  |       O.S. 2011, Section 8-103, as amended by Section 1,              |
 7|       Chapter 184, O.S.L. 2013 (70 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section           |
  |       8-103), which relates to transfer procedures;                   |
 8|       requiring a receiving district to submit to the State           |
  |       Board of Education information regarding credit                 |
 9|       deficiencies of certain students granted transfer;              |
  |       providing basis for determining credit deficiency;              |
10|       requiring the State Board of Education to post                  |
  |       certain information online annually; updating                   |
11|       statutory reference; providing an effective date; and           |
  |       declaring an emergency.                                         |
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14|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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15|    SECTION 1.     AMENDATORY     70 O.S. 2011, Section 8-103, as      |
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16|amended by Section 1, Chapter 184, O.S.L. 2013 (70 O.S. Supp. 2018,    |
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17|Section 8-103), is amended to read as follows:                         |
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18|    Section 8-103.  A.  In order that any student may be               |
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19|transferred, an application form specified by the State Board of       |
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20|Education must be completed by the parents of the student.  For        |
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21|purposes of the Education Open Transfer Act, the term "parent" means   |
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22|the parent of the student or person having custody of the student as   |
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23|provided for in paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 1-113 of this   |
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24|title.  The application shall be obtained from and filed with the      |
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 1|superintendent of the receiving school district for transfers to       |
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 2|school districts in the State of Oklahoma and with the State Board     |
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 3|of Education for transfers to school districts in another state.       |
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 4|Except as otherwise provided for in this section, applications shall   |
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 5|be filed no later than May 31 of the school year preceding the         |
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 6|school year for which the transfer is desired.  By May 31 of the       |
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 7|same school year, the receiving school district shall notify the       |
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 8|resident school district that an application for transfer has been     |
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 9|filed by a student enrolled in the resident school district.  The      |
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10|board of education of the receiving school district shall approve or   |
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11|deny the application for transfer not later than July 15 of the same   |
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12|year and shall notify the parents of the student of the decision.      |
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13|By August 1 of the same year, the parents of the student shall         |
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14|notify the receiving school district that the student will be          |
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15|enrolling in that school district.  Failure of parents to notify the   |
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16|district as required may result in loss of the student's right to      |
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17|enroll in the district for that year.                                  |
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18|    B.  On or before September 1, it shall be the duty of the          |
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19|superintendent of the receiving school district to file:               |
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20|    1.  File with the State Board of Education and each resident       |
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21|district a statement showing the names of the students granted         |
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22|transfers to the school district, the resident school district of      |
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23|the transferred students and their respective grade level; and         |
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 1|    2.  File with the State Board of Education a statement detailing   |
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 2|the credit deficiency of any student in the ninth through twelfth      |
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 3|grades granted transfer to the school district.  A determination of    |
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 4|whether a student has a credit deficiency shall be based on the        |
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 5|student's progress toward meeting the graduation requirements of       |
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 6|Section 11-103.6 of this title.  The State Board of Education shall    |
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 7|annually post on its website a report containing the information       |
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 8|submitted pursuant to this paragraph that is disaggregated by type     |
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 9|of credit deficiency and by sending district.  The report shall not    |
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10|include the names of students.                                         |
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11|    C.  The receiving school district of a student transferred         |
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12|pursuant to the provisions of this act Section 8-101.1 et seq. of      |
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13|this title shall notify the resident school district and parents of    |
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14|the student of a cancellation of the transfer.  Such notice shall be   |
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15|made by July 15 prior to the school year for which the cancellation    |
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16|is applicable.                                                         |
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17|    D.  For students who are deaf or hearing impaired who wish to      |
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18|transfer to a school district with a specialized deaf education        |
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19|program, applications may be filed at any time during the school       |
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20|year.  Upon approval of the receiving school district, the student     |
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21|may transfer to the receiving school district at any time during the   |
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22|school year.                                                           |
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23|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective July 1, 2019.          |
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 1|    SECTION 3.  It being immediately necessary for the preservation    |
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 2|of the public peace, health or safety, an emergency is hereby          |
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 3|declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and    |
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 4|be in full force from and after its passage and approval.              |
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 5|    Passed the Senate the 13th day of March, 2019.                     |
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 9|    Passed the House of Representatives the ____ day of __________,    |
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