2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1210.307. Duty to provide programs - Parent notification of gifted status - School year plans for programs, yearly reports.
A. It shall be the duty of each school district to provide gifted child educational programs and to serve those children, as defined in Section 1210.301 of this title, who reside in that school district. This duty may be satisfied by:
1. The district directly providing gifted child educational programs for such children;
2. The district joining in a cooperative program with another district or districts to provide gifted child educational programs for such children;
3. The district joining in a cooperative program with a private or public institution within such district; or
4. The district transferring identified gifted and talented children to other school districts which provide the appropriate gifted child educational programs, provided, no transfer shall be made without the consent of the board of education of the receiving school district. The district in which the child resides shall provide transportation for the transferred student and pay an amount of tuition equal to the proportion of the operating costs of the program to the receiving district. Transfers authorized by this section shall be made under such rules and regulations as the State Board of Education may prescribe.
B. Each district shall, regardless of the method used for accomplishing the duty set forth in subsection A of this section, notify in writing the parents of each child identified as gifted of the fact that the child has been so identified. The district shall also provide each such parent a summary of the program to be offered such child.
C. Beginning with the 1994-95 school year, and each year thereafter, each board of education shall submit a plan for gifted child educational programs as defined in Section 1210.301 of this title to the State Department of Education which shall include:
1. A written policy statement which specifies a process for selection and assessment of children for placement in gifted and talented programs that is consistent for grades one through twelve;
2. A description of curriculum for the gifted child educational program. Such description shall demonstrate that the curriculum is differentiated from the normal curriculum in pace and/or depth and that it has scope and sequence;
3. Criteria for evaluation of the gifted child educational program;
4. Evidence of participation by the local advisory committee on education for gifted and talented children in planning, child identification process and program evaluation;
5. Required competencies and duties of gifted child educational program staff;
6. Number and percentage of students identified by the district as gifted children pursuant to subparagraph g of paragraph 2 of subsection B of Section 18-201 of this title; and
7. A budget for the district gifted child educational programs.
D. At the conclusion of the 1994-95 school year and each school year thereafter, the board of education of each school district shall prepare a report which outlines the expenditures made by the district during that year for gifted child educational programs. For districts which receive six percent (6%) or more of their total State Aid money for gifted and talented programs or which received One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) or more in State Aid for gifted and talented programs for the preceding year, the report shall identify expenditures by major object codes and program classifications pursuant to the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System, as adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to Section 5-135 of this title. All other districts shall identify expenditures by major object codes. Copies of the report shall be sent to the State Department of Education by August 1 of each year.
E. The State Department of Education shall, after each school year, report to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives concerning the number of children identified for the programs, number of children served by the programs, type of programs provided, type of screening procedures utilized, cost analysis of the programs and the estimated number of gifted and talented children unserved by the programs.
Added by Laws 1981, c. 278, § 4, eff. July 1, 1981. Amended by Laws 1985, c. 329, § 22, emerg. eff. July 30, 1985; Laws 1990, c. 263, § 63, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 1993, c. 239, § 51, eff. July 1, 1993; Laws 1994, c. 359, § 4, eff. July 1, 1994.