2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-4420. Tulsa Community College Technology Center School District.
A. The territory comprising the County of Tulsa shall be a technology center school district for vocational and/or technical schools to be known as the Tulsa Community College Technology Center School District; and all laws applicable to other technology center school districts shall apply to it, except as hereinafter provided. The Board of Regents of the Tulsa Community College shall serve as the governing board of education of the district. Programs in postsecondary vocational and/or technical and/or adult education shall be offered by the district, subject only to the authority herein granted to the Tulsa Technology Center School District Board which shall serve as a funding board for the Tulsa Community College Technology Center School District. The funding board composed of the elected members of the Tulsa Technology Center School District shall have the sole authority to resolve and determine the submission of a proposed millage or capital improvement bond issue to a vote of the electorate. Provided, however, that in the event of a favorable action on any such question submitted resulting in a levy for the support of programs to be offered by the Tulsa Community College Technology Center School District, then and in that event the funds so voted and derived from such levy shall be under the direct supervision and control of the governing board of the Tulsa Community College Technology Center School District. All funds expended for operations or capital improvements are subject to approval by the Tulsa Technology Center School District Board. All such funds shall be expended according to rules and procedures prescribed by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
B. Not more than five (5) mills on the dollar valuation of the taxable property in the district may be voted on and thereafter be levied annually under Section 9B, Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution, for postsecondary vocational and/or technical education purposes in the district. Proceeds of such levies shall be made a part of the educational and general operating budget of the Tulsa Community College and shall be allotted, budgeted and expended for supplemental support of the postsecondary vocational and/or technical and/or adult education programs offered by the college in accordance with rules made by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; provided, however, that the State Regents shall not take into consideration this local ad valorem tax revenue for supplemental support of the district technical education program when allocating state-appropriated funds for support of the basic community college program.
C. The district may become indebted for not more than two percent (2%) of the net valuation of taxable property within the district for capital improvements to provide supplemental accommodations for postsecondary vocational and technical education programs offered at the Tulsa Community College, when such indebtedness is approved by a majority of the electors of the technology center school district voting on the question in an election called for such purpose. Bonds in pursuance thereof shall be issued in the same manner as bonds issued by boards of education of other technology center school districts, and the proceeds of such bonds shall be used for facilities approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and shall be allocated, expended and accounted for in accordance with rules of the State Regents.
Added by Laws 1973, c. 278, § 2, emerg. eff. May 30, 1973. Amended by Laws 1996, c. 276, § 9, emerg. eff. May 30, 1996; Laws 2001, c. 33, § 156, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 480, § 3, emerg. eff. June 6, 2002.