Bill Text For SB0054 - House Floor Version

 1|              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - FLOOR VERSION                 |
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 2|                          STATE OF OKLAHOMA                            |
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 3|             1st Session of the 58th Legislature (2021)                |
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  |BILL NO. 54                          By: Montgomery of the Senate      |
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 9|       An Act relating to schools; providing definition;               |
  |       directing the State Department of Education beginning           |
10|       in certain school year to designate a school district           |
  |       campus as a Purple Star Campus; providing eligibility           |
11|       criteria; providing for promulgation of rules;                  |
  |       providing for codification; and providing an                    |
12|       effective date.                                                 |
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15|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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16|    SECTION 1.     NEW LAW     A new section of law to be codified     |
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17|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 510.3 of Title 70, unless there    |
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18|is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:               |
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19|    A.  As used in this section, "military-connected student" means    |
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20|a student enrolled in a public school who is a dependent of a          |
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21|current or former member of:                                           |
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22|    1.  The United States military;                                    |
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23|    2.  The Oklahoma National Guard; or                                |
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24|    3.  A reserve force of the United States military.                 |
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 1|    B.  Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, the State            |
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 2|Department of Education shall designate a school district campus as    |
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 3|a Purple Star Campus if the campus applies and qualifies for the       |
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 4|designation pursuant to this section.                                  |
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 5|    C.  To qualify as a Purple Star Campus, a school district or       |
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 6|individual campus shall:                                               |
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 7|    1.  Designate a school employee as a military liaison whose        |
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 8|duties include:                                                        |
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 9|         a.    identifying military-connected students enrolled at     |
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10|              the campus,                                              |
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11|         b.    serving as the point of contact between the campus      |
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12|              and military-connected students and their families,      |
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13|         c.    determining appropriate campus services available to    |
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14|              military-connected students, and                         |
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15|         d.    assisting in coordinating campus programs relevant to   |
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16|              military-connected students;                             |
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17|    2.  Maintain on the campus website an easily accessible web page   |
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18|that includes resources for military-connected students and their      |
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19|families including information regarding:                              |
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20|         a.    relocation to, enrollment at, registration at and       |
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21|              transferring records to the campus,                      |
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22|         b.    academic planning, course sequences and advanced        |
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23|              classes available at the campus,                         |
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 1|         c.    counseling and other support services available for     |
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 2|              military-connected students enrolled at the campus,      |
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 3|              and                                                      |
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 4|         d.    the military liaison and his or her duties designated   |
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 5|              pursuant to paragraph 1 of this subsection;              |
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 6|    3.  Maintain a transition program led by students, where           |
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 7|appropriate, that assists military-connected students in               |
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 8|transitioning into the campus;                                         |
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 9|    4.  Offer professional development for school employees on         |
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10|issues related to military-connected students; and                     |
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11|    5.  Offer at least one of the following initiatives:               |
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12|         a.    a resolution showing support for military-connected     |
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13|              students and their families,                             |
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14|         b.    recognition of the Month of the Military Child or       |
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15|              Military Family Month with relevant events hosted by     |
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16|              the campus, or                                           |
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17|         c.    a partnership with a local military installation that   |
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18|              provides opportunities for active duty military          |
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19|              members to volunteer at the campus, speak at an          |
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20|              assembly or host a field trip.                           |
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21|    D.  The State Board of Education shall promulgate rules to         |
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22|implement the provisions of this section.                              |
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23|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective November 1, 2021.      |
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 1|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON COMMON EDUCATION, dated 03/31/2021   |
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