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Board of Education Accepting Applications for Office #3

Posted Date: 10/13/2017

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The Enid Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates to fill a vacancy for Office #3, which serves the southeast area of the district.  See the Board Boundaries


Board members have 60 days to appoint a representative to the position. Those interested are encouraged to contact Karl White, EPS Chief Financial Officer, by calling (580) 366-7000 or visiting 500 S. Independence. Information packets are available.


“It is extremely important that the district appoint a new board member within the next 60 days because a special election can be costly for the district and for local taxpayers,” White said. “We know there are many residents in the Office 3 area who are passionate about public education and making a difference for students. We hope to hear from them soon so we can begin the appointment process.”


The newly selected board member will serve as an appointee until February 2018, but will need to be successfully elected in February 2018 in order to retain the seat until 2020. The filing period for the February election will be this December.


Qualifications for the positions include:

  1. Must have lived within the district for at least six months prior to the first day of the filing period.
  2. Must have been a registered voter with the county election board at an address located within the geographical boundaries of the district for at least sixth months prior to the first day of the filing period.
  3. Must have a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency.
  4. Special regulations apply to those who have been convicted or pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor involving embezzlement or a felony. Fifteen years must have passed since the completion of the related sentence. Individuals are not eligible to run during a pending appeal of such conviction or plea.
  5. Cannot have a relative within the second degree currently employed by the district, including a candidate’s spouse, child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, brother, sister, spouse’s child, spouse’s grandchild, spouse’s brother, spouse’s sister, spouse’s grandparent, grandchild’s spouse, parent’s spouse and child’s spouse.

Once elected, members of the Board of Education are required to complete – within 15 months of election – at least 12 hours of instruction on education issues, including school finance, Oklahoma education laws and school board-related ethics, duties and responsibilities.