2021 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1-118. Building and operations fund - Definition.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-1-118 (2021)

The building fund of any school district shall consist of all monies derived from the proceeds of a building fund levy of not to exceed five (5) mills in any year, voted by the people of a school district pursuant to the provisions of Article X, Section 10 of the Oklahoma Constitution, monies appropriated by the state for the purpose of capital expenditures or projects, monies allocated to a school district by the State Board of Education from the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund and monies donated to a school district for the purpose of capital projects or improvements and may be used for erecting, remodeling, repairing or maintaining school buildings, for purchasing furniture, equipment and computer software to be used on or for school district property, for repairing and maintaining computer systems and equipment, for paying energy and utility costs, for purchasing telecommunications utilities and services, for paying fire and casualty insurance premiums for school facilities, for purchasing security systems, for paying salaries of security personnel or for one or more, or all, of such purposes. Proceeds of such levies shall not be required to be used during the year for which a levy is made but may accumulate from year to year until adequate for the purposes intended. The building fund may also consist of monies allocated to a school district via the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act of 2021 (CRRSA) and the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). The building fund hereinabove defined is hereby declared to be a current expense fund, but shall not be considered a part of the general operating fund. No monies derived from the proceeds of the school levies made pursuant to the provisions of Article X, Section 9 of the Oklahoma Constitution may be placed in the building fund provided by this section.

Added by Laws 1971, c. 281, § 1-118, eff. July 2, 1971. Amended by Laws 1989, 1st Ex. Sess., c. 2, § 115, emerg. eff. April 25, 1990; Laws 1991, c. 209, § 3, eff. July 1, 1991; Laws 1994, c. 319, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 2010, c. 297, § 1, emerg. eff. June 6, 2010; Laws 2018, c. 161, § 1; Laws 2021, c. 495, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021.

NOTE: Laws 2018, c. 161, § 1, amending this section, was contingent upon the passage of Senate Joint Resolution No. 70, State Question No. 801, Legislative Referendum No. 374, at election held on Nov. 6, 2018. State Question No. 801 did not pass at the election, the amendment proposed by Laws 2018, c. 161, § 1, did not take effect.

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