SB 491(1) (Williams/Boyd): Modifies the School Testing Program by administering a norm-referenced test in the third grade beginning with the 2000-2001 school year to continue until the third-grade criterion-referenced test (CRT) is implemented. Field testing of the third grade CRT is delayed until the 2001-2002 school year and implementation is delayed until 2002-2003. Delays implementation of the end-of-instruction tests in Biology I and Algebra I until the 2002-2003 school year. Requires test results to be disaggregated by ethnic group and gender. Declares school sites to be low-performing if more than 30% of students score unsatisfactory in both reading/English and mathematics on the CRT or end-of-instruction tests, or if the student average score falls in the lowest quartile statewide and below the national average. School sites identified as low-performing for three consecutive years will be declared high challenge schools. Effective 7-1-00.
SB 850(1) (Crutchfield/Hilliard): Modifies and updates the purpose of the Oklahoma School for the Blind and the Oklahoma School for the Deaf and includes serving as statewide resource centers for educational services for children who are blind or visually impaired, or deaf or hard of hearing. Effective 7-1-00.
SB 901(1) (Haney/Settle): Prohibits school districts from increasing or reducing fringe benefits to meet the $3,000 salary increase mandated for teachers. Clarifies that school districts that do not use the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System are to be penalized by reduction in State Aid payments. Authorizes State Department of Education to reduce State Aid payments to school districts that willfully pay teachers less than the mandated minimum salary. Raises the flexible benefit allowance for support personnel to $170.24 per month. Extends the date by which school districts must provide alternative education programs to the 2001-2002 school year. Incorporates language from a duplicate section related to alternative education and repeals the duplicate section. Repeals an obsolete section related to flexible allowances for support personnel. Effective 7-1-00.
SB 1015(1) (Williams/Roberts): Modifies the Oklahoma Advanced Placement Incentive Program . Authorizes test fee assistance for students taking multiple tests in one year. Authorizes the State Board of Education to award additional grants to school sites demonstrating successful implementation of the courses for which the first grants were awarded. Modifies awards to allow for support of preadvanced placement courses, International Baccalaureate courses, and development of advanced placement vertical teams. Effective 7-1-00.
SB 1157(1) (Henry/Wells): Authorizes school districts to place income received on an investment in the fund from which the investment was made, the general fund, the building fund, or the sinking fund. Effective 7-1-00.
SB 1348(1) (Herbert/Glover): Contingent upon approval of a proposed constitutional amendment to be voted on in November 2000, the bill authorizes the Commissioners of the Land Office to increase a distribution payment from the school trust funds if the payment calculated by the formula would be less than the payment for the preceding year. Authorizes transfers and successions of non-preference right leases. Effective upon passage of State Question 684.
SB 1532(1) (Leftwich/Paulk): Allows school districts having at least 30,000 average daily membership to expand district board of education to include a chair of the board who would be elected at large. Chair of the board position may be added upon vote of district board of education or upon vote by people of district. Effective 6-1-00.
SB 1533(1) (Snyder/Bryant): Authorizes school districts to request disciplinary and nondirectory educational records from districts in which a student was formerly enrolled to ascertain safety issues with incoming students and ensure full disclosure when a student is in the process of enrolling in the new district. Defines disciplinary records to include but not be limited to all information that relates to a student assaulting, carrying weapons, possessing illegal drugs, including alcohol, and any incident that poses a potential dangerous threat to students or school personnel. Effective 7-1-00.
SB 1545(5) (Williamson/ Bryant): Creates the Reading Accountability Act. Sets the reading goal for public schools that by May 1, 2006, 90% or more of all third graders will read at or above grade level. Requires public elementary schools to set and achieve annual improvement goals necessary to achieve the 90% reading goal and to include the annual improvement goal in the district's reading sufficiency plan. Directs third grade teachers to annually report on the reading level of students to parents. Requires public elementary schools to annually report to its community the number and percent of third graders reading at or above grade level. Directs districts to encourage parents to read with their children at least 20 minutes a day from birth through third grade. Effective 11-1-00.
SB 1596(5) (Williams/Boyd): Authorizes priority consideration for funding parents as teachers programs that demonstrate the greatest need and commitment of community, foundation, and corporate support. Effective 7-1-00.
HB 2000(1) (Boyd/Hobson): Authorizes a substitute teacher who holds a lapsed or expired certificate or has a bachelors degree to teach up to 100 days during a school year. Removes all limits on number of days a certified substitute teacher can teach. Removes the prohibition on paying stipends to teachers who attend professional development institutes in reading. Authorizes Teacher Preparation Commission to pay the stipends. Effective 7-1-00.
HB 2117(1) (Coleman/Horner): Adds operation of a toll-free literacy services referral system to duties of the Center for the Study of Literacy. Creates the Adult Literacy Services Advisory Committee. Requires State Department of Education to participate in the National Adult Literacy Survey in 2001. Effective 6-5-00.
HB 2128(1) (Wells/Morgan): Changes the name of the State Board of Vocational and Technical Education to the State Board of Career and Technology Education, and changes the name of the State Department of Vocational and Technical Education to the State Department of Career and Technology Education. Effective 5-19-00.
HB 2168(1) (Staggs/Fisher): States legislative intent to address school violence through an emphasis on prevention. Authorizes school districts to contract with nonprofit agencies or community-based service providers for the appropriate personnel and services and to seek any available funding, including the use of Medicaid funds through targeted case management, and any other funds which may be available for related services. Encourages the State Board of Education to allow for the use of licensed professional counselors and licensed social workers in addition to academic counselors. Effective 7-1-00.
HB 2653(1) (Benson/Taylor): Provides a $3,000 salary increase to state-paid certified personnel beginning with the 2000-01 school year and increases the minimum teacher salary schedule to reflect the increase. Effective 7-1-00.
HB 2662(1) (Deutschendorf/Robinson): Requires the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) Pilot Program to concentrate on developing web-based instructional programs in mathematics. Requires selection of participating school districts by mid-summer of 2000. Effective 6-5-00.
HJR 1019(6) (Staggs/Weedn): Proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the voters in each school district to decide to eliminate the need for an annual election for the emergency levy, local support levy, and the building fund levy. State Question No. 690; Legislative Referendum No. 318.
|(1) Passed, signed by Governor||(2) Passed, pending Governor's approval/disapproval||(3) Vetoed by Governor|
|(4) Pending in Legislature||(5) Failed in Legislature||(6) Enrolled with the Sec. of State|