2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1-105. State Department of Education - State Board of Education - State Superintendent of Public Instruction - Definitions.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-1-105 (2018)

A. The State Department of Education is that department of the state government in which the agencies created or authorized by the Constitution and Legislature are placed and charged with the responsibility of determining the policies and directing the administration and supervision of the public school system of the state. These agencies are the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and any divisions and positions as may be established by law, by the State Board of Education or by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

B. The State Board of Education is that agency in the State Department of Education which shall be the governing board of the public school system of the state.

C. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is the official provided for in Section 1 of Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution who shall be the executive officer of the State Board of Education and have control of and direct the State Department of Education.

Added by Laws 1971, c. 281, § 1-105, eff. July 2, 1971. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 293, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 2011, c. 31, § 1.

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