2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-16-111. Local textbook committee - Examination copies, teacher editions and software copies - Adoptions of textbooks - Textbook orders
A. Except as otherwise provided for in subsection E of this section, the superintendent of schools of each school district in the state shall appoint a local textbook committee consisting of not fewer than three nor more than nine members. Each committee shall have one lay member, with the remainder of the members being teachers employed in the public schools of the district, a majority of whom shall be classroom teachers. The superintendent of schools or a designee who shall be a principal or a curriculum specialist shall serve as chairperson of the local textbook committee.
B. Upon the written request of any duly appointed local textbook coordinator, the publisher of a textbook selected by the State Textbook Committee shall furnish at least one examination copy of the textbook and the teacher edition of the textbook, if one is published, and a copy of software for purposes of complete demonstration and review, if available, to the school district so that the local textbook committee may examine any or all new adoptions in the subjects taught or to be taught in schools in the district.
C. Except as otherwise provided for in subsection E of this section, on or before a date to be fixed by the State Board of Education, each local textbook committee shall adopt textbooks from the multiple list selected by the State Textbook Committee in a manner as shall be prescribed by the State Board of Education. Each local textbook committee shall serve without compensation and shall cease to exist when local adoptions have been completed and shall be replaced by another local textbook committee appointed in the same manner as provided for in this section.
D. Except as otherwise provided for in subsection E of this section, on or before a date to be fixed by the State Board of Education, the superintendent of each school district shall submit to the State Board of Education a textbook plan outlining the estimated number of textbooks needed by the school district and the total amount of money to be expended by the district for textbooks including the allocated funds and any additional supplemental funds to be expended. The superintendent or textbook coordinator appointed by the superintendent, shall place orders from the proper depository or depositories for all of the textbooks needed as outlined in the textbook plan by the district for the ensuing year. The superintendent of a school district or textbook coordinator may order any textbooks placed on the official multiple textbook list. If the order exceeds the allocation for each school district as provided in Section 16-114a of this title any additional funds expended shall be reported on the statement of expenditures for the district.
E. 1. If a school district makes the election as provided for in subsection B of Section 16-114a of this title, the district shall not be required to appoint a local textbook committee, adopt textbooks, submit a textbook plan, or expend money on the purchase of textbooks during any fiscal year as provided for in this subsection.
2. The provisions of paragraph 1 of this subsection shall cease to be effective during a fiscal year immediately following a fiscal year that the state financial support of public schools provides an amount equal to or more than Three Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-one Dollars and sixty cents ($3,291.60) per weighted average daily membership as calculated pursuant to Section 18-200.1 of this title and reported to school districts by the State Department of Education on the initial tentative State Aid allocation notice.
3. If the amount set and calculated as provided for in paragraph 2 of this subsection is reduced by one percent (1%) or more as reported to school districts by the Department on the initial tentative State Aid allocation notice for the following fiscal year, the provisions of paragraph 2 of this subsection shall cease to be effective and the provisions of paragraph 1 of this subsection shall continue to be effective.
Added by Laws 1971, c. 281, § 16-111, eff. July 2, 1971. Amended by Laws 1988, c. 64, § 1, operative July 1, 1988; Laws 1989, c. 380, § 1, operative July 1, 1989; Laws 1991, c. 3, § 19, eff. July 1, 1991; Laws 1993, c. 239, § 41, eff. July 1, 1993; Laws 1993, c. 360, § 10, eff. July 1, 1993; Laws 1997, c. 341, § 3, emerg. eff. June 9, 1997; Laws 2010, c. 457, § 6; Laws 2012, c. 236, § 3, eff. July 1, 2012; Laws 2014, c. 311, § 4, eff. July 1, 2014; Laws 2016, c. 253, § 3, eff. July 1, 2016.
NOTE: Laws 1993, c. 229, § 11 repealed by Laws 1993, c. 360, § 16, emerg. eff. June 10, 1993.