2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-13-109. Personnel to carry out provisions of this article - Training.
A. The State Board of Education shall appoint and employ and fix the compensation and duties of necessary personnel and incur other necessary expenses, including cost of consultants, to administer and carry out the provisions of this article, and compensation and other expenses shall be paid from any funds appropriated to carry out the provisions of this article.
B. 1. The State Department of Education shall provide training to special education due process hearing or appeal officials to ensure that, at a minimum, the hearing or appeal officials possess:
a.knowledge of the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), federal and state regulations pertaining to the IDEA, and legal interpretations of the IDEA by federal and state courts,
b.knowledge to conduct administrative hearings, and
c.knowledge to render and write decisions.
2. Every person serving as a special education due process hearing or appeal official shall be required to participate in, at a minimum, continuing education courses in special education law and administrative procedures annually to remain eligible for current case assignment.
Added by Laws 1971, c. 281, § 13-109, eff. July 2, 1971. Amended by Laws 2009, c. 86, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009.