2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3-118. Secretary of Education - Powers, duties and responsibilities.
The Secretary of Education shall:
1. Oversee the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability;
2. Employ necessary personnel according to procedures established for the employment of personnel by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services;
3. Monitor the efforts of the public school districts to comply with the provisions of this act and of Enrolled Senate Bill No. 183 of the 1st Session of the 42nd Oklahoma Legislature which relate to common education;
4. Identify districts not making satisfactory progress toward compliance with the provisions and recommend appropriate corrective actions to the State Board of Education concerning each district so identified;
5. Have executive responsibility for the Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program and the annual report required pursuant to Section 1210.531 of this title;
6. Review and make periodic public comment on the progress and effectiveness of the State Board and State Department of Education, the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, other bodies created by this act, and the public schools of this state concerning the implementation of the provisions of this act and of Enrolled Senate Bill No. 183 of the 1st Session of the 42nd Oklahoma Legislature which relate to common education;
7. Analyze the revenues for all systems of education and the expenditure of common education revenue, giving close attention to expenditures for administrative expenses relating to the common schools;
8. Make reports to the public concerning these matters whenever appropriate; and
9. Submit recommendations regarding funding for education or statutory changes to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Governor whenever appropriate.
Added by Laws 1989, 1st Ex. Sess., c. 2, § 43, emerg. eff. April 25, 1990. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 191, § 3, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 2012, c. 223, § 6, eff. July 1, 2013; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 591.