2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-35e. Dropouts - Reports - Tabulation of statistics - Dissemination of information - Report to Legislature - Definition.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-35e (2018)

A. It shall be the duty of the superintendent, principal or head teacher of each public or private middle, junior high and high school accredited by the State Department of Education in the State of Oklahoma to notify the Department annually as scheduled by the Department of the name, address, race and age of any pupil dropping out from the school during the preceding year. The report shall be made on forms prescribed and furnished by the Department.

B. The State Board of Education shall cause these statistics of school dropouts to be tabulated by grade and school district. Information of school dropouts shall be made available to the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Military Department of the State of Oklahoma for use in the youth educational programs provided by the Department and the State Department of Health.

C. The State Department of Education shall make an annual report to the Legislature prior to the convening of each regular session thereof of information received and tabulated pursuant to this section.

D. For the purposes of this section, school dropout means any student who is under the age of nineteen (19) and has not graduated from high school and is not attending any public or private school or is otherwise receiving an education pursuant to law for the full term the schools of the school district in which the student resides are in session.

Added by Laws 1972, c. 77, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1972. Amended by Laws 1977, c. 84, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1977; Laws 1978, c. 131, § 1; Laws 1994, c. 232, § 5, emerg. eff. May 25, 1994; Laws 2001, c. 33, § 123, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2013, c. 172, § 1, emerg. eff. April 29, 2013; Laws 2016, c. 34, § 1, eff. July 1, 2016.

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