Oklahoma enacts changes to high school credits. School chaplain bill fails.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Bills that create new high school credit requirements are now law while others that would have permitted school chaplains and banned corporal punishment are dead.

The 2024 legislative session ended on Thursday, marking the final opportunity for lawmakers to send bills to the governor’s desk.

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law a measure to add a mandatory fourth math credit to graduate from public high schools, starting with the graduating class of 2030. State lawmakers passed House Bill 3278 despite criticisms that it demotes world languages to a non-required credit.

Stitt also s...


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