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§ 2003. School district policy on parental involvement--Information to provide to parents

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 25. Definitions and General Provisions

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 25. Definitions and General Provisions
Chapter 21. Discrimination (Refs & Annos)
Article 10. Parents' Bill of Rights
25 Okl.St.Ann. § 2003
§ 2003. School district policy on parental involvement--Information to provide to parents
A. The board of education of a school district, in consultation with parents, teachers and administrators, shall develop and adopt a policy to promote the involvement of parents and guardians of children enrolled in the schools within the school district, including:
1. A plan for parent participation in the schools which is designed to improve parent and teacher cooperation in such areas as homework, attendance and discipline;
2. Procedures by which parents may learn about the course of study for their children and review learning materials, including the source of any supplemental educational materials;
3. Procedures by which parents who object to any learning material or activity on the basis that it is harmful may withdraw their children from the activity or from the class or program in which the material is used. Objection to a learning material or activity on the basis that it is harmful includes objection to a material or activity because it questions beliefs or practices in sex, morality or religion;
4. If a school district offers any sex education curricula pursuant to Section 11-105.1 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes or pursuant to any rules adopted by the State Board of Education, procedures to opt out of a school district from providing sex education instruction to a child if the child's parent provides written objection to the child's participation in the sex education curricula;
5. Procedures by which parents will be notified in advance of and given the opportunity to withdraw their children from any instruction or presentations regarding sexuality in courses other than formal sex education curricula pursuant to Section 11-105.1 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
6. Procedures by which parents may learn about the nature and purpose of clubs and activities that are part of the school curriculum, as well as extracurricular clubs and activities that have been approved by the school; and
7. Procedures by which parents may learn about parental rights and responsibilities under the laws of this state, including the following:
a. the right to opt out of a sex education curriculum if one is provided by the school district,
b. open enrollment rights,
c. the right to opt out of assignments pursuant to this section,
d. the right to be exempt from the immunization laws of the state pursuant to Section 1210.192 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes,
e. the promotion requirements prescribed in Section 1210.508E of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes,
f. the minimum course of study and competency requirements for graduation from high school prescribed in Section 11-103.6 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes,
g. the right to opt out of instruction on the acquired immune deficiency syndrome pursuant to Section 11-103.3 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes,
h. the right to review test results,
i. the right to participate in gifted programs pursuant to Sections 1210.301 through 1210.308 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes,
j. the right to inspect instructional materials used in connection with any research or experimentation program or project pursuant to Section 11-106 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes,
k. the right to receive a school report card,
l. the attendance requirements prescribed in Section 10-106 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes,
m. the right to public review of courses of study and textbooks,
n. the right to be excused from school attendance for religious purposes,
o. policies related to parental involvement pursuant to this section,
p. the right to participate in parent-teacher associations and organizations that are sanctioned by the board of education of a school district, and
q. the right to opt out of any data collection instrument at the district level that would capture data for inclusion in the state longitudinal student data system except what is necessary and essential for establishing a student's public school record.
B. The board of education of a school district may adopt a policy to provide to parents the information required by this section in an electronic form.
C. A parent shall submit a written request for information pursuant to this section during regular business hours to either the school principal at the school site or the superintendent of the school district at the office of the school district. Within ten (10) days of receiving the request for information, the school principal or the superintendent of the school district shall either deliver the requested information to the parent or submit to the parent a written explanation of the reasons for the denial of the requested information. If the request for information is denied or the parent does not receive the requested information within fifteen (15) days after submitting the request for information, the parent may submit a written request for the information to the board of education of a school district, which shall formally consider the request at the next scheduled public meeting of the board if the request can be properly noticed on the agenda. If the request cannot be properly noticed on the agenda, the board of education of a school district shall formally consider the request at the next subsequent public meeting of the board.

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Laws 2014, c. 238, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2014.
25 Okl. St. Ann. § 2003, OK ST T. 25 § 2003
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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