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Oklahoma to require more transparency from school activities association

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Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday signed into law a compromise bill targeting the association that regulates high school athletics in Oklahoma.

The bill will require the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association to have written policies consistent with the state's Open Records Act and Open Meeting Act.

It also must have a performance audit done every five years.

The OSSAA oversees extracurricular activities for nearly every public school in Oklahoma for grades seven through 12. It makes decisions on the makeup of athletic districts, playoffs and student transfers and eligibility.

There have been public complaints about the association and its treatment of students seeking exceptions in order to play sports.

The governor also signed legislation authorizing people with concealed handgun licenses to store their handgun hidden from view in a locked vehicle on school parking lots.

This story from the Daily Oklahoman.

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