Oklahoma - Parent Supports and Education Programs: Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to implement parent education or support programs to address family needs.

Oklahoma Statutes 70-10-105.3. Parent education programs.

A. The State Department of Education shall develop and implement a program of parent education which provides practical information and guidance to parents regarding the development of language, cognition, social skills, and motor development of young children. The program shall be phased in so that services will be available to parents of children under age three (3) in school districts identified by the Department as having the greatest numbers of children whose education is considered to be high challenge. As funds are available the Department shall expand the program so that services will be available to the school sites identified by the Department as having the greatest percentage of children qualifying for the free or reduced school lunch program. The Department shall expand the program each year if funding is available to ensure that a parent education program is available to all school districts. In evaluating new funding requests, priority consideration shall be given to programs demonstrating the greatest need combined with the greatest commitment of community, foundation, and corporate support.

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