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  1. New School Laws 2013 CCOSA and USSA

  2. Laws Affecting Curriculum/Assessment • HB 1038 • Casey/Ford – Graduation Requirements – Modifies public high school graduation requirements; sets college preparatory curriculum; defines what competencies have to be achieved in each subject. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 22, 2013.

  3. Laws Affecting Curriculum/Assessment • HB 1071 • Renegar/Paddack – Testing – Excludes the testing results of certain online students for reporting purposes; limits the use of on line student test scores for determining school performance levels. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 22, 2013.

  4. Laws Affecting Curriculum/Assessment • HB 1385 • Coody/Holt – Academic Performance - Eliminates reference to Academic Performance Index, replaces with Academic Performance Data. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 22, 2013.

  5. Laws Affecting Curriculum/Assessment • HB 1658 • Denny/Jolley – A-F School Accountability – Makes changes to the current A-F public school accountability system. The new accountability system is based on student test scores and is a closer reflection of the former API score. Effective Date: August 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor on May 24, 2013.

  6. Laws Affecting Curriculum/Assessment • HB 2052 • Jackson/Halligan – Character Education – Mandates that character education align with the core curriculum. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 26, 2013.

  7. Laws Affecting Curriculum/Assessment • SB 419 • Stanislawski/Quinn – School Day – Defines “educationally appropriate” for supplemental online courses. Educationally appropriate now means the online course cannot be a repeat of a course successfully completed by the student. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, May 6, 2013.

  8. Laws Affecting Curriculum/Assessment • SB 559 • Ford/Casey – ACE EOI Exemptions – Allowing certain student scores on approved alternative EOI exams to demonstrate mastery of content; allowing for school grades to be calculated based on student scores on approved alternate exams; allowing for educator effectiveness to be calculated using student scores on approved alternate exams. Effective Date: August 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor on May 31, 2013.

  9. Laws Affecting Students • HB 1303 • Hoskin/Burrage – Driver License Reading Verification – Allows students under age 18 that have successfully completed a reading proficiency exam in another state to submit those results to the State Department of Education. Effective Date: November 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor May 29, 2013.

  10. Laws Affecting Students • HB 1422 • Hardin/Brecheen – Transfers – Adds harassment, intimidation, and bullying as a basis for an emergency transfer. Although sending district must be notified of the transfer, the sending district CANNOT object to the transfer.Effective Date: April 22, 2013. Signed by the Governor April 22, 2013.

  11. Laws Affecting Students • HB 1511 • Peterson/Simpson – Libraries – Limits the disclosure of library registration information of minors. Effective Date: April 12, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 12, 2013.

  12. Laws Affecting Students • HB 1661 • Denney/Halligan – Bullying - Modifies statement of finding, definitions, policies, and procedures of the School Bullying Prevention Act. Effective Date: August 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor: May 20, 2013.

  13. Laws Affecting Students • HB 1989 • Brumbaugh/Treat – Student Data – Creating the Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor May 29, 2013.

  14. Laws Affecting Students • HB 2101 • Fourkiller/Jolley – Epinephrine Injectors – Allows physicians to prescribe epinephrine injectors to school districts; requires parent consent prior to administration of epinephrine injector by trained school employee; limits liability of school. Effective Date: November 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor on May 31, 2013.

  15. Laws Affecting Students • HB 2160 • Nelson/Jolley – Attorney Fees – Requires the award of court costs and attorney fees to prevailing students or parents in an action filed by a school district. Effective Date: August 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 29, 2013.

  16. Laws Affecting Students • SB 226 • Ford/Coody – ACE Remediation Funding – Provides certain levels of funding for students up to age 21 that re-enroll at a school for purposes of passing one or more end of instruction exams in order to obtain a standard diploma. Effective Date: August 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor on May 29, 2013.

  17. Laws Affecting Students • SB 251 • Garrison/Hulbert – Graduation Requirements – Provides requirements for a standard diploma; provides that The Oklahoma School for the Blind/Oklahoma School for the Deaf are considered educational agencies. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 8, 2013.

  18. Laws Affecting Students • SB 259 • Bingman/Shannon – Firearms - Changes the language relating to the possession of firearms on school property; requires school authorities to report discovery of unauthorized firearms to law enforcement. Effective Date: April 4, 2013. Signed by the Governor: April 4, 2013.

  19. Laws Affecting Students • SB 280 • Stanislawski/Casey – Student Transfers – Establishes transfer application requirements, modifies deadline dates. Effective Date: November 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 30, 2013.

  20. Laws Affecting Students • SB 759 • Sykes/Coody – Transfers - Establishes the "Deployed Parents School Act of 2013" which allows for the transfer of students whose parents are members of the U.S. military. Effective Date: November 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor: May 14, 2013.

  21. Laws Affecting School Employees • HB 1117 • Rousselot/Garrison – Vision Screening - Adds one school nurse to the vision screening advisory committee. Effective Date: November 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 24, 2013.

  22. Laws Affecting School Employees • HB 1335 • Lockhart/Ballenger – Teacher Competency Examinations – Requires companies providing teacher competency exams to refund the cost of a subsequent exam if the prior exam is passed. Effective Date: November 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 24, 2013.

  23. Laws Affecting School Employees • HB 1397 • Johnson/Stanislawski – Professional Development – No longer limits professional development to school year, extended to include year round opportunities; prohibits teachers from being required to attend meetings for more than maximum time allowed without compensation. Effective Date: November 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor:May 13, 2013.

  24. Laws Affecting School Employees • HB 1528 • Banz/Ford – Temporary Contracts – Modifies the number of temporary contracts on which a teacher may be hired. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 22, 2013.

  25. Laws Affecting School Employees • HB 1622 • Kern/Treat – Firearms in Private Schools – Allows individuals licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act to carry firearms at a private school if approved by the governing entity of the private school. Effective Date: November 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor on May 29, 2013.

  26. Laws Affecting School Employees • HB 1757 • Nollan/Stanislawski – Employee Pay – A board of education may pay employees monthly, semimonthly, or biweekly over ten, eleven, or twelve calendar months. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor: April 15, 2013.

  27. Laws Affecting School Employees • HB 2079 • McDaniel(Randy)/Brinkley – Retirement – Modifies administration of the retirement system: applications for retirement, execution of retirement contracts, and disability retirement. Effective Date: November 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 22, 2013.

  28. Laws Affecting School Employees • HB 2131 • Hickman/Ford – School District Empowerment Program - Establishes the School District Empowerment Program to empower locally elected school board members to govern school districts and make decisions based on needs of their students and circumstances. Effective Date: August 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor: May 20, 2013.

  29. Laws Affecting School Employees • SB 91 • Fields/Casey – School Board Instruction Requirements –Modifies instructional requirements for new board members. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 10, 2013.

  30. Laws Affecting School Employees • SB 170 • Ford/Casey – Teacher Certification – Allows a teacher who is certified at the secondary level to teach fifth and sixth grade in the subject area in which the teacher holds certification. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 8, 2013.

  31. Laws Affecting School Employees • SB 199 • Brooks/Denney – Employment – Prohibits school district employers from inquiring about an applicant’s children. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 8, 2013.

  32. Laws Affecting School Employees • SB 207 • Ford/Coody – Teacher Evaluations – Modifies deadlines for evaluations; allows “superior” or “highly effective” teachers to be evaluated once every two years. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 8, 2013.

  33. Laws Affecting School Employees • SB 244 • Jolley/Coody – Background Checks – Removes background check requirement for full time/substitute teachers who have had a record check in the past five years. Effective Date: August 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 12, 2013.

  34. Laws Affecting School Employees • SB 283 • Breechen/Thomsen – School Employees - Requires a school district to notify the State Board of Education when charges have been filed against an employee or student or upon the dismissal of a teacher. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor: May 13, 2013.

  35. Laws Affecting School Employees • SB 426 • Ford/Sears – Teacher Leader Evaluation – Delays “full implementation” of the quantitative component of TLE until the 2015-2016 school year; provides that all teachers be evaluated at least once per year; allows certain exemptions for a district with an Average Daily Attendance in excess of 35,000; modifies tenure laws; modifies reduction in force laws. Effective Date: August 23, 2013; Signed by the Governor on May 29, 2013.

  36. Laws Affecting School Employees • SB 847 • Jolley/Martin(Scott) – Retirement – Creates the Oklahoma Pension Stabilization Fund. Effective Date: August 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor, May 6, 2013.

  37. Laws Affecting State Issues • HB 1351 • Cooksey/Treat - License Plates – Creates the Deer Creek Schools Foundation License Plate Revolving Fund. Effective Date: November 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, May 3, 2013.

  38. Laws Affecting State Issues • HB 1294 • Sherrer/Burrage – Dropout Reporting – Mandates that the State Department of Education make information on school dropouts available to the Military Department of Oklahoma. Effective Date: April 29, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 29, 2013.

  39. Laws Affecting State Issues • HB 1532 • Banz/Fields – Lottery – Modifies the distribution of unclaimed prize monies to school districts. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor: April 26, 2013.

  40. Laws Affecting State Issues • HB 1699 • Blackwell/Treat – Early Education – Recreates the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board. Effective Date: August 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 26, 2013.

  41. Laws Affecting State Issues • HB 1431 • Turner/Standridge – Recovery of Costs for Instructional Technology – State Governmental Technology Applications Review Board authorized to approve school cost recovery plans. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor on April 23, 2013.

  42. Laws Affecting State Issues • HB 1660 • Denney/Ford – National Board Teacher Certification – Modifies the Minimum Teacher Salary Schedule to include National Board Teacher Certification; makes changes to the amount of the scholarship for certification paid by the state; limits number of applicants. Effective Date: August 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor on May 31, 2013.

  43. Laws Affecting State Issues • HB 2032 • Shannon/Bingman – Income Tax - Imposes a tax upon the Oklahoma taxable income of every resident or nonresident individual beginning after December 31, 1998 and before January 1, 2006; the tax shall be computed at the option of the taxpayer by certain methods. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor: May 13, 2013.

  44. Laws Affecting State Issues • HB 2048 • Jackson/Jolley – Charter Schools - Makes charter schools eligible for grants from the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund. Effective Date: August 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor: May 14, 2013.

  45. Laws Affecting State Issues • SB 169 • Ford/Casey – Virtual Education – Authorizes certain online education providers to be considered a site. Effective Date: July 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, April 22, 2013.

  46. Laws Affecting State Issues • SB 267 • Stanislawski/Quinn – Virtual Schools - Modifies the powers and duties of the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board. Effective Date: September 1, 2013. Signed by the Governor, May 7, 2013.

  47. Laws Affecting State Issues • SB 864 • Sykes/Johnson – Taxation - Authorizing either Oklahoma Tax Commission or taxpayer to appeal tax-related dispute decisions to the Oklahoma County District Court or Oklahoma Supreme Court. Effective Date: January 1, 2014. Signed by the governor: May 14, 2013.

  48. Laws Affecting Special Education • HB 1233 • Coody/Halligan – Special Education Teacher Certification – Provides for issuance of one-year provisional certificate in certain special education areas with the opportunity to obtain standard certification in certain special education areas. Effective Date: July 1. 2013. Signed by the Governor on May 29, 2013.

  49. Laws Affecting Special Education • HB 1264 • Nelson/Jolley – Special Education – extends termination date of the Competency and Transition Task Force. Effective Date: May 20, 2013. Signed by the Governor: May 20, 2013.

  50. Laws Affecting Special Education • HB 1756 • Nollan/Ford – Standard Diplomas – Modifies standard diploma qualifications for students on an IEP. Effective Date: April 23, 2013. Signed by the Governor: May 23, 2013.