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Posted: Jun 07, 2024 2:35 PMUpdated: Jun 07, 2024 2:42 PM

Governor Stitt Signs Bill Into Law

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Ty Loftis

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has signed a bill into law that will clarify religious guidelines for Oklahoma school boards regarding students leaving school for religious or moral reasons.

This is something that parents have been allowed to do for several years, but getting a law on the books was important, as Republican Representative for District 66 Clay Staires explains. 

Staires says this new law makes things clear and aligns with the U.S. Constitution. The new law, which will go into effect on November 1st, says students can't miss core classes for a religious course and caps the amount of time students can miss school at three classes per week, or 125 classes each year. That can also be left to the discretion of each school board, though. 

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