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About the OCIC

About the Osage County Interlocal Cooperative

The Osage County Interlocal Cooperative (OCIC) began in 1980 with the formation of an educational cooperative that provided services to rural schools in Osage County. In 1993 Oklahoma House Bill 1393 authorized establishment of Interlocal Cooperative Districts. This new state law allowed “boards of education of any two or more school districts to enter into an Interlocal Cooperative agreement for the purpose of jointly and comparatively performing any of the services, duties, functions, activities, obligations or responsibilities which were authorized or required by law to be performed by school districts of the state” (HB 1393; 70 OS, Section 5-117b). Thus, the Osage County Educational Cooperative was dissolved and the Osage County Interlocal Cooperative District 57-K001 was established beginning with the 1993-94 school year.

The current OCIC (No. 57-K001) consists of twelve school districts (Anderson, Bowring, Caney Valley, Frontier, Hominy, Osage Hills, McCord, Newkirk, Pawhuska, Shidler, South Coffeyville, Woodland and Wynona) in six counties. The OCIC, headquartered in Hominy, Oklahoma, provides educational services including, professional development, technology, special education, curricular mapping/alignment expertise, curriculum development, tutoring, early childhood, assessment, and educational consultation on various issues such as compliance with new regulations, laws, etc. Additionally, the OCIC writes, manages and evaluates state and federal grants for member districts. The Superintendents of the member school districts provide oversight by serving on the OCIC Board of Directors; membership in the OCIC is determined by the Board of Directors.

The OCIC is one of Oklahoma’s most comprehensive Interlocal Cooperatives, providing a wide array of educational services to the member districts. A major goal of the OCIC is to be responsive to the educational needs of students and staff of the member school districts.


OCIC Profile

Member School Districts: 12 (Anderson, Bowring, Caney Valley, Frontier, Hominy, McCord, Newkirk, Osage Hills, Pawhuska, Shidler, South Coffeyville, Woodland and Wynona)

Oklahoma Counties:  5 (Kay, Noble, Nowata, Osage, Washington)

otal Student Enrollment: 5,423

OCIC Employees:  33


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