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SCHOOL LAWS
of OKLAHOMA



1912




A COMPILATION OF ALL THAT PART OF
SNYDER'S COMPILED, LAWS of OKLAHOMA,
1909, AND THE ACTS OF THE SECOND AND
THIRD LEGISLATURES RELATING to SCHOOLS
WITH ANNOTATIONS AND NOTES.



COMPILED BY

HENRY J. MILLER, Chief Clerk
R. H. WILSON, State Superintendent



JASPER SIPES CO. Publishers, OKLAHOMA CITY



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MR. SCHOOL OFFICER:



Don't send out of the State for your sup-
plies. We are in the School Furniture and
Supply business. We have the goods on hand
and carry the largest stock in the southwest.
We want your trade, you want the best grade
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something that has not been adopted or pass-
ed upon by the State Text Book Commission,
thereby violating the law and throwing your
school out of uniformity with the other schools.
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Historical Charts. Insist upon the Adopted
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ed. Address

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Oklahoma City



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SCHOOL SUPPLIES as adopted by the STATE TEXT BOOK

COMMISSION

School Supplies Adopted by the State Text Book Commission.
ADOPTED PRICES F. O. B. OKLAHOMA CITY.

DICTIONARIES

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\VEHSTKRS COLLEGIATE cloth binding 2.55

\YKHSTKKS C< )LLK<;i ATE sheep binding 3.40

MAPS

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Any map in STEEL or DIAMOND case 2.00

Any tour maps in lock case, per set 7.50

Any eight maps in lock case, per set 12.00

Any four maps in Universal case, per set 8.50

Any eight maps in Universal case, per set 13.50

COLUMBIA SERIES

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Any map in Steel or Diamond case 5.50

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Any seven maps on tin rollers in Roller Front case 43.75

Anv four maps on tin rollers in Columbia case 22.00

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Any map in Steel or Diamond case 6.00

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Any seven maps on tin rollers in roller front case ' 47.00

Any four maps on tin rollers in lock case ._ 24.00

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Any map in Steel or Diamond case 4.60

Any seven maps on spring rollers in lock case 28.00

Any seven maps on spring rollers in Roller Front case ._ 33.00

A,ny four maps on spring rollers in lock case__. _ 18.10

GLOBE or OUTLINE SERIES

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Any map in Steel or Diamond case___ 3.00

Any eight maps in Globe case 20.00

Any eight maps in Roller Front case 25.00

Any four maps in Globe case 12.00

CHARTS

PRIMARY READING CHART . 6.90

FOSTERS HISTORICAL MAPS___. __i5.oo

AXATo.MV AND PHYSIOLOGY,^ 7.00

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THE DIAGRAMMATIC PHONIC-KEY CHART . 5.00

ATKINSON ^- MENTZKR HISTORICAL MAPS-_ _ 20.00
RECORDS

Clerks or Treasurers Record, half leather binding 1.00

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Clerks or Treasurers Record, cloth binding .75

Clerks or Treasurers Record cloth binding, postage prepaid .85

Warrant Book .:><)

Warrant Book, postage prepaid 55
GLOBES

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No. 10 6 .50 No. 99V<j 12 6.20

Xo. 90., S 1.50 No. 96% 18 16.85

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Xo. 100% 12 5.00 Xo. 18 " 18 Sash " 16.00

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All other globes listed in our globe catalog for the years 1907 and 1908 will be
supplied at f.O percent discount from catalog list prices.

All of the above adopted supplies carried in stock ready for immediate ship-
ment. Address



JASPER SIPES CO.



Oklahoma City, Okla.



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OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT



To Whom it May Concern:

This compilation of the school laws
of Oklahoma includes all the laws now in
force relating to the common schools.
Where sections of the law have been con-
strued by the courts or ruling thereon have
been made by the Attorney General or the
State Superintendents, notes are given at
the end of the section explaining same.

We hope that county attorneys will find
the annotations helpful to them for which
we express our thanks to Mr. Clinton 0.
Bunn, attorney, of Oklahoma City. We
are also grateful to Mr. Jasper Sipes. of
Oklahoma City, for assistance in publish-
ing and distributing these books.
Respectfully,

R. H. WILSON,
State Superintendent.
Oklahoma Citv, July 15, 1912.



TOPICAL INDEX



ted books use< ;

Annual meeting Sec. 51

Annual report of district treas-
urer Sec. 84

al from county superinten-
dent s

Apportioning school funds

county superintendent Sec. 27

Apportionment of school funds

State superintendent Sec. 13

day Sec. 383

ant county superintendent Sec. 37
ing reports county super-
intendent .__Sec. 31



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Non-resident pupils Bee. 105

Notice for transfer of pupils Sec. 357

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Officers liable Sec. Ill*

Orders for paying funds Sec. 71

P
Payment of school funds by

county treasurer Sec. 80

Penalty for false report Sec. 73

Penalty for not assessing prop-
erty Sec. 339

Powers of district meetings Sec. 54

Powers of school boards__. .__Sev



Biennial report state superin-
tendent Sec. 18

Board of county examiners Sec. 363

Books for libraries Sec. 375

Branches taught public schools Sec. 44

Buildings separate schools Sec. 209

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Care property Sec. 104

Certificates County:

Sec. 365

Bt grade Sec. 366

- >nd grade Sec. 367

Third grade Sec. 368

Temporary Sec. 370

Illegal issuance of Sec. 371

Changing site of school hous< -
Common school districts denned Sec. 265
Condemning site for school

house Sec. 59

- -lidation of school dis-
tricts Sec. 159

D
records... 102



separ-
ate schools Sec. 212

Examinations _ 364



Fiscal year

Flag to be displayed ____________

Forfeiture of office, county su
perintendent ________________

Forfeiture of office, board mem-

ber

Formation of new V. -
Formation of school dis

I

Increased levies
Injuring school property ________

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Jurisdiction school district



Sec. 338
Sec. 376

Sec. 39

Sec. 67

See. 49
See. 33



Sec. 351
Se



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appropriation St-

Limit of issuing school war-
rants Sec. 91



Qualifications county superin-
tendents Sec. 24

Qualified electors Sec. 52

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Relocating school houses Sec. 61

Removal of school house Sec. 114

Report of district board Sec. 72

S

Salary of county superintendent Sec. 43
School district suits, jurisdic-
tion Sec. 372

School month Sec. 45

School term Sec. 57

Sectarian instruction prohibited Sec

Sinking fund Sec. 344

Special meetings Sec. 51

State aid for consolidated dis-
tricts . Sec. 168

State boards of education Sees. 9-10

Subjects taught in public

schools Sec. 223

Suit on treasurer's bond Sec. 76

Supplies Sec. 107

Suspension of pupils Sec. 109

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Tax levies Sec. 340

Teachers' contracts Sec. 106

Teacher's daily register Sec. 110

Term of office county superin-
tendent Sec. 40

Term of district officers Sec. 64

Transfer of pupils Sec. 356

Transfer of separate school pu-
pils s-

Travelinjg expenses county su-
perintendents Sec. 3S

Treasurer refusing to pay over

funds Sec. 97

Two or more schooh houses in

same district Sec. 55

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Unauthorized supplies prohibit-
ed Sec. 251

f school house Sec. 115

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Vacancy on district board Sec. 30

D prohibited... See. 380

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how paid



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page Xo.
ARTICLE I. Constitutional provisions and state board of education 5

/-^ARTICLE 2. State superintendent 8

ARTICLE 3. County superintendent n

A.RTICLE 4. Common school districts 17

ARTICLE 5. Joint districts 23

ARTICLE 6. Common school district officers duties 24

ARTICLE 7. City schools and boards of education 38

ARTICLE 8. Consolidated school districts 47

ARTICLE 9. Union or graded school districts 51

"""' ARTICLE 10. County high school 53

ARTICLE u. Separate schools 56

ARTICLE 12. Agricultural education 62

ARTICLE 13. Books and supplies 67

ARTICLE 14. Child labor law 76

ARTICLE 15. Compulsory attendance 79

ARTICLE 16. County normal institutes 81

ARTICLE 17. Kindergartens 85

ARTICLE 18. Nepotism 86

ARTICLE 19. School bonds 88

ARTICLE 20. School bonds refunding 93

ARTICLE 21. State certificates 98

ARTICLE 22. Tax levies '. 100

ARTICLE 23. Transfer of pupils 105

ARTICLE 24. Teachers and county certificates 107

ARTICLE 25. Miscellaneous provisions holidays 109



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ARTICLE I.
Constitutional Provisions and State Board of Education.



Section

1 Provide system of education.
Free public schools.
Deaf, dumb and blind.
4 Separate schools; white and col-
ored; definition.
Compulsory attendance.
Board of education; superintend-
ent.



Section

7. 1'niform system of text books.

8. Agriculture, horticulture, etc., to

be taught.

9. State Board of Education created.

10. Duties and powers.

11. Credit for college work on teach-

ers' certificates.



Sec. 1. Provide System of Education: Provisions shall be made for the
establishment and maintenance of a system of public schools, which shall
be open to all the children of the State and free from sectarian control; and
said schools shall always be conducted in English: Provided, That nothing
herein shall preclude the teaching of other languages in said public schools:
And Provided Further, That this shall not be construed to prevent the estab-
lishment and maintenance of separate schools for white and colored chil-
dren. (Enab. Act, Sec. 3, Art. 1, Sec. 5( Bunn's Ed. Sees. 1, 510).

Sec. 2 Free Public Schools: The Legislature shall establish and main-
tain a system of free public schools wherein all the children of the State
may be educated.

Sec. 3. Deaf, Dumb, and Blind: The Legislature shall provide for the
establishment and support of institutions for the care and education of the
deaf, dumb, and blind of the State.

Sec. 4. Separate Schools White and Colored Definition: Separate
schools for white and colored children with like accommodations shall be
provided by the Legislature and impartially maintained. The term "colored
children," as used in this section, shall be construed to mean children of
African descent. The term "white children" shall include all other children.

Sec. 5. Compulsory Attendance: The Legislature shall provide for the
compulsory attendance at some public or other school, unless other means
of education are provided, of all the children in the State who are sound in
mind and body, between the ages of eight and sixteen years, for at least three
months in each year.

Sec. 6. Board of Education Superintendent. The supervision of in-
struction in the public schools shall be vested in a Board of Education,
whose powers and duties shall be prescribed by law. The Superintendent
of Public Instruction shall be President of the Board. Until otherwise pro-
vided by law, the Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General shall
be ex-officio members, and with the Superintendent, compose said Board of
Education.

Sec. 7. Uniform System of Text Books: The Legislature shall provide
for a uniform system of text books for the common schools of the State.

Sec. 8. Agriculture, Horticulture, etc., to be Taught: The Legislature
shall provide for the teaching of the elements of agriculture, horticulture,
stock feeding, and domestic science in the common schools of the State.
'Bunn's Ed. Sees. 308-314).

Sec. 9. State Board of Education Created: The State Board of Educa-
tion shall consist of seven members, including the State Superintendent of
Public Instruction, who shall bs the President, and six members appoint ml



by the Governor and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a period
of six years, except as hereinafter provided. The appointive members shall
possess the same qualifications and be subject to the same restrictions and
limitations as are now required of the Text Book Commission, and at least
two of them shall be practical school men who shall have had at least four
years experience in actual school work, two years of which shall have been
in the State of Oklahoma. Upon the passage and approval of this Act two
members shall be appointed for a term ending June 30th, 1913, two members
for a term ending June 30th, 1915, and two members for a term ending
June 30th, 1917, subsequent appointments, except to fill vacancies, shall be
for the full term of six years.

The appointive members of said board shall receive as compensation
tor their services the sum of six ($6.00) dollars per day, their necessary
traveling expenses, and actual hotel expenses not to exceed three ($3.00) dol-
lars per day, while in the performance of their duties and they shall not
be removed during their term of office except for cause.

There shall be appointed by the President, to be approved by said board,
a secretary, who shall receive a salary of two thousand dollars per annum,
and a stenographer who shall receive a salary of twelve hundred dollars
per annum, payable monthly and said positions are hereby created.

Sec. 10. Duties and Powers: The State Board of Education, organized
in pursuance of this Act, shall be the legal successor of the State Board of
Education as it now exists, the State Text Book Commission, the Board of
Regents of the State University, the Board of Regents of the University
Preparatory Schools at Tonkawa and Claremore, the Board of Education now
in control of the State Normal Schools, the Board of Regents of the Okla-
homa Industrial Institute and College for Girls at Chickasha, the Board of
Regents of the School o'f Mines and Metallurgy at Wilburton, the Board of
Control of the School for the Deaf at Sulphur, the Board of Control for the
School for the Blind, the Board of Control of the Boys' Training School at
Pauls Valley, the Board of Control of the Orphans' Home at Pryor Creek,
the Board of Control of the Institution for the Feeble Minded at Enid, the
Board of Regents of the Colored Agricultural and Normal University at
Langston, the Board of Regents of the Institute for the Deaf, Blind and
Orphans' Home for the Colored at Taft, and shall have all the powers,
rights and privileges heretofore legally exercised by said Boards: Provided,
nothing in this Act shall invalidate any contracts entered into by the Text
Book Commission. Said Board shall have the following additional powers
and duties:

a. The general supervision of the public schools of the state.

b. To formulate and adopt courses of study for the common schools
and county normal institutes, and arrange courses of study and adopt text
books for use in the higher educational institutions of the State.

c. To formulate rules and regulations governing the issuance of all
certificates to teach in the public schools of this State.

d. To prepare questions for the examination of applicants for county
and city certificates to teach in the public schools of the State.

e. To examine applicants for state certificates, to teach in the public
schools of the State, and for conductors' and instructors' certificates to teach
in the county normal institutes.

f. To prepare examination questions for graduates from the eighth
grade of the public schools.

g. To classify the public high schools of the State and properly accredit
them to the various higher educational institutions of the State.

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h. To formulate and adopt courses of study for State pupils' reading
circles, and for State teachers' reading circles, and to select books to be
used in said reading circles, and to prepare questions for the issuance of
reading circle certificates.

i. The State Board of Education shall make a biennial report to the
Governor and Legislature, setting forth the work of the board and the con-
dition of the schools of the State. The board shall also prepare and submit
to the Governor thirty days before the convening of each regular session of
the Legislature a budget estimating the necessary appropriations for each
of the institutions under their management and control.

j. Upon application having been made in writing by the organization
representing the commercial and business colleges and institutions in this
State, it shall be the duty of said board to formulate rules and regualtions
which shall govern the organization, operation, management and control
of said commercial and business colleges; the authority herein granted
is in addition to that above stated to extend to the formulation and adoption
of courses of studies, the length of time necessary to complete same, and
rules and regulations governing the issuance of diplomas by said commer-
cial colleges.

History. Sees. 9 and 10, S. B. 132, L. 1911.

Sec. 11. Credit for College Work on Teachers' Certificates: That upon
the application of any college or university, or educational institution of like
standing, incorporated under the general laws of the State of Oklahoma, the
State Board of Education shall have power to examine the courses of study
prescribed and the character of the work done, and if in the judgment of
said board it shall prove to have as efficient a course of study as those of
the stale normal schools, the said Board of Education shall have power
to accept grades given on academic subjects completed in course and passed
in regular examinations to persons who are graduates of or who may here-
after be graduated from such institutions, in lieu of the examinations on
the same subject required for state certificate. 7956.

History. L. 1901, p. 214; effective March 8, 1901. Revision: Minor
changes and corrections.



ARTICLE II.
State Superintendent.



Section Section

12. Authority of office.



13. Apportionment of funds.

14. Bond.

15. Superintendent shall give opin-

ions when requested.

16. Publication of school laws.



18. Biennial report.

19. Appointment of common school
inspector.

20. Duties of inspector.

21. Salary of inspector.



17. Office repository of books and! 22. Repeal.

Sec. 12. Authority of Office: The educational interests of the State
shall be under the supervision and management of the state superintendent
of public instruction, subject to such limitations and restrictions as or may
he prescribed by law; and he shall have and exercise the powers and per-
form the duties pertaining to such office. (7958.)
History. S. 1890. Sees. 6387.

Sec. 13. Apportionment of Funds: Such State Superintendent shall
apportion the income of the State School Fund and the annual taxes col-
lected by the State for the support of public schools to those counties of
the State from which proper reports have been received by said State
Superintendent. Such apportionment shall be made as follows: All such
moneys remaining in the treasury on the fifteenth day of January shall be
apportioned between the fifteenth and last day of such month, and that re-
maining on the fifteenth of July shall be apportioned between the fifteenth
and last of such month. The apportionment to each county shall be made
in proportion to the number of children over the age of six years and
under the age of twenty-one years, residents therein, as shown by the
last annual report of the county superintendent to the State Superin-
tendent. Such Superintendent, in distributing all funds mentioned in this
section shall draw his order on the Secretary of State or other officer having
custody of such fund, in favor of the county treasurers of the counties
respectively entitled to school moneys for the amount of such moneys
apportioned to his county, and certify the amount of such order to the
Secretary of State, and also to the county clerk and superintendent of
the proper county; provided, that the federal appropriation made shall
be apportioned under the direction of the Governor, after the passage of
this act, to the several counties in proportion to the number of children
of school age shown by the national census. (7959.)
History S. 1893, Sec. 5881.

Sec. 14. Bond: Before entering upon the duties of his office, the
State superintendent of public instruction shall execute a bond to thr>
State, with good and sufficient sureties to be approved by the governor,
in the penal sum of five thousand dollars.

History. New section, drafted from S. 1890. Sees. 6386 and 6518.

Sec. 15. Superintendent Shall Give Opinions When Requested: Such
superintendent shall, at the request of any county or city superintendent,
give his opinion upon a written statement of facts on all questions and
controversies arising out of the interpretation and construction of the school
laws in regard to the rights, powers and duties of township and city boards,
school officers and county superintendents, and shall keep a record of all
such opinions. Before giving any opinion which involves the construction
of the school law, the superintendent shall submit the statement of facts

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ID the attorney general forthwith, for his opinion thereon. (7960.)
History.- S. 1890, Sec. 6389.

Note. District board members should refer all matters to their county
superintendent. If the county superintendent, through the advice of
the county attorney, cannot adjust the matter, then same should be
referred to the state superintendent.

Sc. 16. Publication of School Laws: Such superintendent, not more
than once in two years, may publish the school laws in force, with such
forms, regulations, instructions and decisions as he may judge expedient
thereto annexed and shall cause the same to be forwarded to the persons
entitled to receive them. He shall prescribe and cause to be prepared
all forms and blanks necessary in the details of the public school system,
so as to secure its uniform operation throughout the State, and shall cause
the same to be forwarded to the several county and city superintendents,
to be by them distributed to the several persons or officers entitled to receive
the same. (7961.)

History. S. 1890, Sec. 6390. Revision: Provision for publication and

distribution of school laws "as soon after the passage of this act as

practicable" eliminated as obsolete.

Sec. 17. Office Repository of Books and Records: Such superintendent
shall have an office at the Seat of government, where he shall keep all books
and papers pertaining to the duties of his office, and all books, school and
other, and all apparatus, maps, and charts belonging to the office of the State
superintendent, and such as may hereafter be received for such office by
purchase, exchange or otherwise, shall be kept and preserved in such office,
and delivered by the superintendent to his successor. He shall file and care-
fully preserve in his office, the official reports made to him by the county
superintendents of the several counties, trustees or directors of academies,
graded schools or colleges. (7963.)
History. S. 1890, Sec. 6392.

Sec. 18. Biennial Report: The superintendent shall, on the first day of
December preceding eaeh regular session of the legislature, make out and
deliver to the governor a report containing:

First. A statement of the number of public schools in the State, the
number of pupils attending the same, their sex, and the branches taught; a
statement of the number of private schools in the State, so far as can be
ascertained, and the number of pupils attending the same, their sex, and the
branches taught; a statement of the normal schools in the State and the
number of students attending them; the number of academies and colleges in
the State, the number of students and their sex attending them; and such
other matters of interest as he may deem expedient, drawn from the reports
of the county superintendents in the several counties in the State, and from
other reports received on the subject of education from the trustees or other
school boards within the State;

Second. A statement of the condition of the public school funds of
the State, including moneys, school lands or other property held in trust by
the State for the support of the' public schools, and giving a full statement


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