The board of education hereby directs that neither the district, nor any employee of the
district shall teach or include in a course for students or employees the following
(1) One race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex,
(2) An individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or
oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously,
(3) An individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or
partly because of his or her race or sex,
(4) Members of one race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without
respect to race or sex,
(5) An individual’s moral character is necessarily determined by his or her race or sex,
(6) An individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions
committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex,
(7) Any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish or any other form of
psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex, or
(8) Meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist or were created by
members of a particular race to oppress members of another race.
A “course” shall include any forum program or activity where instruction or activities tied to
the instruction are provided by or within a public school, including courses, programs,
instructional activities, lessons, training sessions, seminars, professional development,
lectures, coaching, tutoring, or any other classes.
Any individual may file a complaint alleging that a violation has occurred of enumerated
items 1-8 above. In order for a complaint to be accepted for investigation, it must:
(A) Be submitted in writing, signed and dated by the complainant, including complaints
submitted through electronic mail that include electronic signatures;
(B) Identify the dates the alleged discriminatory act occurred;
(C)Explain the alleged violation and/or discriminatory conduct and how enumerated
items 1-8 above have been violated;
(D) Include relevant information that would enable a public school to investigate the
alleged violation; and
(E) Identify witnesses the school may interview. The school will not dismiss a complaint
for failure to identify witnesses.
The district hereby designates Sol Bayouth as the employee responsible for receiving
complaints. The district will ensure that the employee is unbiased and free of any conflicts of
interest. Complaints may be provided via telephone at (918) 358-2210 and via email to
email@example.com. This contact information shall also be accessible on the
school district’s website.
Upon receipt of a complaint, the complainant shall receive notification from the designated
employee that the complaint has been received and whether it will be investigated within
ten (10) days of receipt.
The school district shall investigate all legally sufficient complaints and decide as to whether
a violation occurred. The school district shall receive, process and investigate complaints in
the same manner as all other complaints of discrimination. The investigation process shall
be completed within forty-five (45) days of receipt of a claim. Within ten (10) days of
resolution of the complaint, the designated employee shall report the resolution to the State
Department of Education.
No individual shall be retaliated against for (1) filing a complaint; 9; (2) exercising any right
or privilege conferred by or referenced within 210:10-1-23 of the Accreditation Standards;
(3) exercising any right or privilege secured by a law referenced in 210:10-1-23 of the
Accreditation Standards. Any school employee who retaliates against a complainant may be
subject to disciplinary action by the school district or by the State Board of Education.
Any teacher who files a complaint or otherwise discloses information that the teacher
reasonably believes is a violation of the prohibited concepts listed above shall be entitled to
Any teacher or other school employee who, willfully, knowingly, and without probable
cause makes a false report may be subject to disciplinary action by the school district or by
the State Board of Education.
Source: Oklahoma State School Boards Association
Legal Reference: 70 O.S. § 24-158; State Accreditation Standard 210:10-1-23