Lately I’ve been receiving more calls regarding patrons or parents causing substantial disruptions at school or during athletic events. The situations vary, but the conduct in all cases crosses a line, going beyond mere disagreement with a school official. Fortunately, administrators have statutory protections for dealing with these matters.
70 O.S. Section 24-131 permits the superintendent or principal to order anyone off school property in the event the person’s continued presence there threatens the peaceful conduct of school business or classes. This protection also extends beyond the school grounds to school activities or field trips where students are present. Refusal to follow an order to leave may result in a misdemeanor conviction consisting of jail time (up to 90 days), a fine (up to$500), or both.
It’s the end of tornado season, and hopefully, everyone made it through safe and sound. As architects, we always encourage schools to review their emergency plans every year because as spring rolls around, we can count on receiving numerous calls concerning tornado safety.
We are finally starting to feel cooler temperatures with the changing of the seasons, but the Teaching & Learning team is also witnessing some extraordinary changes happening in your classrooms, with your teachers and most importantly, for your students.
As superintendents, you are all aware of the Oklahoma Open Records Act, found beginning at 51 O.S. § 24A.1. You know that when certain information is requested of a governmental body, that information must be provided pursuant to the Act
Teachers: do you incorporate lessons in your classrooms that educate your students on the issue of bullying?Administrators: are you sharing bullying resources with your parents and community?