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Notice of OSDE Administrative Rules: What You Should Know

Notice of OSDE Administrative Rules: What You Should Know

While every advocate for Oklahoma education is aware of legislation filed during session, many of us fail to keep an eye on how agencies implement the bills that are signed into law. Agencies are tasked with writing the rules that actually line out how bills are implemented. Proposed agency rules are open for public comment for a limited period of time, and it is imperative that our education leaders participate.

The State Department of Education has submitted the following proposed rules for approval. Public comment is open until November 15, 2019. If you would like to submit a comment regarding any of these rules, email rules@sde.ok.gov or call 405-522-6256. If you need assistance or have any questions, please email our policy director Jacque Walsh a call at 405-212-4802 or email her at jacque.walsh@opsrc.net.


Chapter 1.  State Board of Education
Subchapter 1.  General Provisions
210:1-1-2.  Definitions [AMENDED]

Read the text of the changes here.

This rule changes some general definitions including the definition of "Administrator" and "Revocation" to more accurately reflect state law. This section of rules hasn't been updated since 1998.


Chapter 10.  School Administration and Instructional Services
Subchapter 13.  Student Assessment
210:10-13-20.  Academic Performance Index [REVOKED]

Read the text of the REVOKED rule here.

This change removes the rule detailing the old Academic Performance Index from the Administrative Code to reflect the changes made by the ESSA.


Chapter 10.  School Administration and Instructional Services
Subchapter 13.  Student Assessment
210:10-13-24.  Medical exemptions from chronic absenteeism [REVOKED]

Read the text of the REVOKED rule here.

The revocation of this rule follows legislation (HB1988: a request bill from the State Department) passed this last session that requires districts to determine medical exemptions from chronic absenteeism rather than directing districts to request an exemption from the state. Guidance will be issued on the appropriate use of medical exemptions.

Jacque Walsh

Director of Policy

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