2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-4419. Tulsa Technology Center School District - Board districts.
A. All of the territory comprising the County of Tulsa, and all of the territory in adjacent counties comprising a portion of school districts partially located in Tulsa County shall be a technology center school district to be known as the Tulsa Technology Center School District. Territory that is in an existing technology center school district shall be exempt from consideration. Provided, nothing in this section shall prohibit the annexation of territory in adjacent counties by the Tulsa Technology Center School District in accordance with rules prescribed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education. Provided, further, any such annexation shall be approved by the Tulsa Technology Center School Board of Education prior to such annexation election. The Tulsa Technology Center School District shall have a board of education consisting of seven (7) members having the same powers and duties as boards of education of other technology center school districts. The members shall be elected in the same manner as boards of education of other technology center school districts except as otherwise provided in this title. The terms of office of members shall be staggered so that the term of office of only one member shall expire each year. The offices shall be numbered. The Tulsa Technology Center School Board of Education shall divide the territory of the district into seven board districts in the same manner as required by independent school districts. One member of the board of education shall be elected to represent each board district. Beginning January 1, 1993, the following provisions and the provisions of Section 13A-101 et seq. of Title 26 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall control as to election of the members of the Tulsa Technology Center School Board of Education:
1. There shall be held a nomination election in which the electors of each board district in which a term is expiring or in which a vacancy exists shall select two nominees from among the candidates for board member to represent the board district;
2. If, in the nominating election, one candidate has a majority of all votes cast, then that candidate shall be elected to represent the board district and a general election is not required. If no candidate receives a majority of all votes cast, then the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall become the nominees for the board district in the general election; and
3. At the general election, all of the electors of the board district shall select one of the two nominees as the member of the board of education representing the board district.
B. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the election of the governing board and the operation of the Tulsa Technology Center School District shall be in accordance with rules established by the State Board of Career and Technology Education as provided for in Section 9B, Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution.
C. It is hereby provided that not more than five (5) mills on the dollar valuation of the taxable property in the district shall be voted on or thereafter be levied annually under Section 9B, Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution, and the district shall not become indebted for more than three percent (3%) of the net valuation of taxable property within the district for capital improvements for secondary and adult vocational and technical education purposes. Only programs in secondary and adult vocational and technical education shall be offered by the district.
D. Programs in post-secondary vocational and/or technical education shall not be offered or conducted by the Tulsa Technology Center School District; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the establishment of an authorization to conduct such post-secondary vocational and technical programs by legislative enactment creating or establishing such programs within the limits of Section 9B, Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution.
Added by Laws 1973, c. 278, § 1, emerg. eff. May 30, 1973. Amended by Laws 1982, c. 257, § 2, operative July 1, 1982; Laws 1992, c. 40, § 1, eff. July 1, 1992; Laws 2001, c. 33, § 155, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 480, § 2, emerg. eff. June 6, 2002.