2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1210.451. Oklahoma School for the Visual and Performing Arts established - Trustees.

A. A secondary school to be known as the Oklahoma School for the Visual and Performing Arts is hereby established. The school shall be governed by a board of trustees as created in this section.

B. 1. The board of trustees of the Oklahoma School for the Visual and Performing Arts shall consist of the following members:

a.four (4) ex officio nonvoting members as follows:

(1)the Chair of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, or designee,

(2)the Chancellor for Higher Education, or designee,

(3)the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or designee, and

(4)the Chair of the Oklahoma Arts Council, or designee,

b.eleven (11) members appointed by the Governor as follows:

(1)four persons knowledgeable in the arts or with expertise or profound interest in the arts, representing diverse geographical areas of the state,

(2)two persons to represent the business community,

(3)a writer,

(4)one president of an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education,

(5)one president of a private university in this state, or designee,

(6)one principal of a private secondary school in this state, and

(7)one superintendent of a public school district.

One of the members shall be designated as chair of the board of trustees by the Governor,

c.four (4) members appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate as follows:

(1)a member of the Senate,

(2)a principal of a public secondary school,

(3)a visual artist, and

(4)a professional musician, and

d.four (4) members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives as follows:

(1)a member of the House of Representatives,

(2)a classroom art teacher who teaches in a public school,

(3)a performing artist, and

(4)a person who holds a graduate degree and is currently employed in an occupation related to the visual, literary, or performing arts.

2. For purposes of this subsection:

a."visual artist" means any person who has a college degree in one of the visual arts or is currently employed in an occupation related to one of the visual arts,

b."professional musician" means any person who has a college degree in music or is currently employed in an occupation related to music,

c."writer" means any person who has a college degree in English or journalism or is currently employed in an occupation related to one of the literary arts,

d."visual arts" means art forms which are perceived by sight such as painting, photography, graphics, and sculpture, and

e."performing arts" means art forms such as theatre, dance, choral and orchestral music, film, and video.

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.four members shall serve initial terms of two (2) years,

b.four members shall serve initial terms of four (4) years, and

c.three members shall serve initial terms of six (6) years.

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

D. Vacancies in the office of an appointed member shall be filled for the unexpired term by the authority making the original appointment.

E. Members of the board shall receive no compensation for their service, but shall receive travel reimbursement as follows:

1. Legislative members of the board shall be reimbursed in accordance with the provisions of Section 456 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes; and

2. Nonlegislative members of the board shall be reimbursed by their appointing authorities pursuant to the State Travel Reimbursement Act.

F. The board of trustees shall prepare a budget request for the Oklahoma School for the Visual and Performing Arts 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.

G. The board of trustees is 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 for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Added by Laws 2009, c. 453, § 1.

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