2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3-155. Study and assessment of information and reports – Collection techniques.
A. The State Board of Education shall study and assess ways to eliminate, reduce, consolidate, and simplify the number, type, and length of reports, data, statistics, and other information required of any school district or school district personnel by the Board or State Department of Education. Subject to the availability of funding, the Board is hereby authorized to retain a consultant or expert as may be necessary to complete the study. The study shall include the feasibility of coordinating reporting dates and shall identify all requirements for maintaining, completing and filing records and reports mandated by law or rule and make recommendations for any amendments that may be necessary to the law or rules to implement the recommendations reported in the study. In conducting research for the study, the Board shall provide for the input and participation of school districts, school district personnel, and other educational organizations. By December 31, 2010, the Board shall issue a preliminary report of any findings and recommendations collected prior to that date. The Board shall complete the findings and recommendations of the study and shall file a final report with the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate by December 31, 2012.
B. In conducting the study as required in this section, the Board may:
1. Survey a sample of classroom teachers from elementary, middle, and high school grades in the public schools in the state to determine the quantity and types of paperwork required from teachers on a daily, weekly, monthly, semester, or annual basis as mandated by state law or rule;
2. Review efforts being made at the school district level to reduce the requirements for extraneous paperwork placed on teachers;
3. Collaborate with the United States Department of Education to standardize all compliance requirements of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and review and simplify the paperwork established by the United States Department of Education to verify compliance with IDEA; and
4. Study the amount of state and local funds expended to meet the compliance and paperwork requirements of IDEA.
Added by Laws 2005, c. 290, § 2, emerg. eff. June 6, 2005. Amended by Laws 2010, c. 150, § 1, eff. July 1, 2010.