2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1210.401. Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics - Establishment - Board of Trustees - Terms - Vacancies - Budget request.

A. A secondary school to be known as the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is hereby established to be governed by a board of trustees as created in this section.

B. The Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics shall consist of twenty-five (25) members as follows:

1. Six ex officio nonvoting members as follows:

a.The Chair of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education or a designee;

b.The Chancellor for Higher Education or a designee;

c.The Superintendent of Public Instruction or a designee;

d.The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of Oklahoma State University;

e.The Dean of the College of Arts and Science of the University of Oklahoma; and

f.The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tulsa.

2. Seven members appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate as follows:

a.A member of the Senate;

b.A superintendent of a public school district; and

c.Five persons, two of whom are either a scientist or a mathematician and three of whom hold a graduate degree and practice a profession for which a graduate degree is required.

3. Seven members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives as follows:

a.A member of the House of Representatives;

b.A principal of a public secondary school; and

c.Five members who are either a scientist or a mathematician or hold a graduate degree and are currently employed in an occupation related to mathematics or one of the sciences.

4. Five members appointed by the Governor. Four of the members appointed by the Governor shall be business or industrial leaders. One member appointed by the Governor shall be a principal of a private secondary school in this state. One of the members shall be designated as Chair of the Board of Trustees by the Governor.

For purposes of this subsection:

a."scientist" means any person who has a college degree in one of the sciences or is currently employed in an occupation related to one of the sciences; and

b."mathematician" means any person who has a college degree in mathematics or is currently employed in an occupation related to mathematics.

C. 1. The terms of office of the members appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall coincide with the terms of the appointing authority.

2. The terms of office of the initial members appointed by the Governor shall be as follows:

a.Two members shall serve for a term of office of two (2) years;

b.Two members shall serve for a term of office of four (4) years; and

c.One member shall serve for a term of office of six (6) years.

At the expiration of the terms of office of the initial members appointed by the Governor, their successors shall be appointed for terms of office of six (6) years.

D. Vacancies in the office of an appointed member shall be filled for the unexpired term by the appointing authority making the original appointment. Except as prohibited by the Oklahoma Constitution, appointment to the Board of Trustees shall not preclude any member from holding any other private or public position.

E. The Board of Trustees shall prepare a budget request for the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics and shall submit the budget request to the Legislature and the Governor by October 1 of each year. The Board of Trustees may accept gifts of real and personal property, money and other things, and use or dispose of the same in accordance with the directions of the donors or grantors thereof.

F. The Board of Trustees shall be authorized to purchase, own and acquire by lease or gift such motor vehicles as are reasonably necessary for the implementation of the programs of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.

Added by Laws 1983, c. 331, § 1, operative July 1, 1983. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 263, § 131, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 1996, c. 71, § 1, eff. July 1, 1996; Laws 2006, c. 278, § 6, eff. July 1, 2006.

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