2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-14-103.3. Pilot program at technology center schools - Expansion of rural businesses.

A. Subject to the availability of funds appropriated specifically for this purpose, the State Board of Career and Technology Education shall implement a pilot program at technology center schools, the purpose of which is to provide services and training to help rural businesses expand. The purpose of the pilot program is to provide tuition grants and offer economic development, marketing and technology access services to qualifying rural businesses and communities as determined by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

B. A pilot program may be established at technology center school districts to increase the number of students taking industry certification examinations and obtaining trade-specific industry certifications and licenses. The local technology center board may establish board policy suitable for their district. The expenditure of public funds for this purpose shall be deemed a public purpose and the funds expended shall be an authorized expenditure of general funds from the technology center school districts to cover the direct costs of trade-specific industry certification examinations and licenses related to the program of study.

Added by Laws 1998, c. 335, § 1, eff. July 1, 1998. Amended by Laws 2001, c. 33, § 93, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2012, c. 116, § 1, eff. July 1, 2012.

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