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Oklahoma rescinds rules for online classes


Following opposition from school administrators and concern from lawmakers, the Oklahoma Education Board has rescinded emergency rules that the board approved last month requiring school districts to provide online courses, the Oklahoman reports. The rules were passed to come into compliance with a law that took affect in 2010. The law requires school districts to offer supplemental online courses, when requested by students or parents, for subjects that aren’t offered in the schools. Board Member Phil Lakin said he heard from many school districts that were concerned about the emergency rules the board had passed. “They’re affecting the school districts midstream, and there were not financial plans for that,” Lakin said. The board voted unanimously to rescind the emergency rules and instead wait for the formal rule-making process that begins with the legislative session in February. That process will include public input and multiple votes from the board…

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