As of July 1, 1993, the office of county superintendent of schools in and for each county in Oklahoma is hereby abolished.
On or before the first day of January of each year, the county clerk or a designee of the county clerk shall obtain from the State Department of Education and furnish to the county assessor of the county a current description of the boundary of each and every school district or part of a district in the county and also notify the Oklahoma Tax Commission, the county assessor and county treasurer of the county of any and all changes in the boundaries of a school district lying wholly or in part in the county.
The first deputy county superintendent of schools shall have authority to approve transfers if the county superintendent shall be unable to act due to illness or absence from his office. If there is no person serving as county superintendent or deputy county superintendent in a county, the State Board of Education may legally disburse state aid funds to the school districts of the county, and said State Board of Education shall have authority to designate one of its employees to perform the duties that are prescribed by law to be performed by the county superintendent.
The State Board of Education shall have the authority to require the county superintendent of schools to assist the Board in the performance and discharge of any of its duties, functions and responsibilities in the county for which the county superintendent of schools shall have been elected or appointed; and state funds for supplementing the salary payable to the county superintendent of schools may be withheld if he fails or refuses to give such assistance upon proper request.
Every county superintendent of schools who shall neglect or refuse to perform any act which it is his duty to perform or who shall corruptly or oppressively perform such duties shall forfeit his office and be liable on his official bond for damages occasioned thereby. (70-4-107)
All records of a former county superintendent of schools shall be transferred to and are to be maintained and preserved by the county clerk of the county, who shall designate a deputy, aide, assistant or other employee of the county clerk’s office to perform such duties. The County Commissioners shall make space available in which the records can be maintained, preserved and made secure. Except for those records specifically required by state or federal statutes to be kept confidential, public access shall be made available to all of the records.
After the records of a former county superintendent of schools are transferred to and the responsibility of maintaining the records are assigned to a deputy, aide, assistant or other employee of the county clerk and county commissioners of the county shall recommend to the county excise board that additional salary be considered for the employee based upon the additional responsibilities if funds are available and approved. Any additional salary of such employee shall be subject to the limitations set forth in Section 180.65 of Title 19 of the Oklahoma Statutes.