2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-6-210. Inner City Schools Rescue program.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-6-210 (2018)

A. The Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation is authorized to establish the Inner City Schools Rescue program. The purpose of the program shall be to recruit and train certified teachers to work in inner city schools and to provide technical assistance and support to those teachers who participate in the program and become employed in an inner city school.

B. For purposes of this section, an inner city school shall mean a school identified as in need of improvement as determined by the Commission pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act or where ninety-five percent (95%) or more of the students enrolled in the school qualify for the free and reduced lunch program.

C. To fulfill the objectives of the Inner City Schools Rescue program the Commission shall:

1. Inform teachers of the program;

2. Collect and review applications for the program from interested teachers; and

3. Establish an applicant review committee to identify participants for the program.

D. Each year the Commission shall select a certain number of teachers, as determined by the Commission, who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching and to working with at-risk students in the inner city.

E. The Commission shall promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section.

Added by Laws 2009, c. 259, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009. Amended by Laws 2013, c. 83, § 14, eff. July 1, 2013; Laws 2014, c. 124, § 23, eff. July 1, 2014.

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