Oklahoma School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Data Collection, Review, and Reporting of Discipline Policies and Actions

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Oklahoma School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Data Collection, Review, and Reporting of Discipline Policies and Actions

Category: Monitoring and Accountability
Subcategory: Data Collection, Review, and Reporting of Discipline Policies and Actions
State: Oklahoma

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LAWS

§3-168. Short title–Definitions–Purpose–Promulgation of rules.

B. As used in this act:

7. "Student data" means data collected and/or reported at the individual student level included in a student's educational record.

a. "Student data" includes:

(8) discipline reports limited to objective information sufficient to produce the federal Title IV Annual Incident Report. [...]

C. The State Board of Education shall:

1. Create, publish and make publicly available a data inventory and dictionary or index of data elements with definitions of individual student data fields currently in the student data system including:

a. any individual student data required to be reported by state and federal education mandates,

b. any individual student data which has been proposed for inclusion in the student data system with a statement regarding the purpose or reason for the proposed collection, and

c. any individual student data that the State Department of Education collects or maintains with no current purpose or reason.

§24-100.4. Control and discipline of child.

A. Each district board of education shall adopt a policy for the discipline of all children attending public school in that district, and for the investigation of reported incidents of bullying. The policy shall provide options for the discipline of the students and shall define standards of conduct to which students are expected to conform. The policy shall:

13. Establish a procedure for:

a. the investigation, determination and documentation of all incidents of bullying reported to school officials,

b. identifying the principal or a designee of the principal as the person responsible for investigating incidents of bullying,

c. reporting the number of incidents of bullying, and

d. determining the severity of the incidents and their potential to result in future violence. [...]

G. The State Board of Education shall:

3. Publish a report annually on the State Department of Education website regarding the number of documented and verified incidents of bullying in the public schools in the state.

§24-120. Truancy–Reports to Department of Public Welfare–Withholding of assistance payments.

E. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, district attorneys shall submit to the Office of Child Abuse Prevention annual reports detailing the instances in which students were convicted of truancy pursuant to the provisions of this section. The reports shall comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

§1210.229-5. Duties of State Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Department of Education, and Oklahoma drug and alcohol abuse policy board–Distribution of information or reports–Final determination of materials and curriculum.

B. The State Department of Education shall distribute information or reports provided by the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy Board, to each school district and, upon request, to members of the public. Upon request of the chief administrator of a school or school district, the Department shall provide technical assistance to schools and school districts to implement policies and programs pursuant to guidelines provided by the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy Board and shall provide a clearinghouse program accessible by school districts to provide information about life skills and drug and alcohol abuse prevention curricula and programs.

REGULATIONS

210:10-1-20. Implementation of policies prohibiting bullying.

(c) Implementation. Each district board of education shall adopt a policy for the discipline of all children attending public school in that district. Such policy shall set forth investigative procedures of reported incidents bullying. Such policy shall provide options for discipline of the students and shall define standards of conduct to which students are expected to conform, which may include a detailed description of a graduated range of consequences and sanctions for bullying. The policy adopted by each district board of education shall meet all of the following requirements:

(11) The policy shall require the district to establish a procedure at each school for:

(A) The investigation, documentation, and determination of all incidents of bullying reported to school officials;

(B) Identification and designation of a school official at each school site who is responsible for investigation of incidents of bullying;

(C) Reporting the number of incidents of bullying to the State Department of Education; and

(D) Determination of the severity of the incident(s) and the potential of the incident(s) to result in future violence.

210:1-3-8.1. Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act.

(b) Annual inventory of student data collection. The State Board of Education shall create and/or update and publish a data inventory and dictionary or an index of individual student data elements with definitions of individual student data fields currently collected by the State Department of Education in its student data system.

(1) The inventory or index required to be created and published by this subsection shall include:

(A) Any student data required to be reported by state and federal education mandates;

(B) Any student data, if any, which have been proposed for inclusion in the student data system with a statement regarding the purpose or reason for the proposed collection; and

(C) Any student data, if any, that the State Department of Education collects or maintains with no current purpose or reason.

(2) The inventory or index required to be created and published by this subsection shall identify which student data elements were collected by the State Department of Education on or before July 1, 2013. All data elements identified as a student data element collected by the State Department of Education on or before July 1, 2013 shall be considered an "existing collection of student data" exempt from the provisions of (c) of this Section pertaining to collection of "new student data."

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