Filing for area school board seats will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Candidates may file at the Oklahoma County Election Board, 4201 N. Lincoln in Oklahoma City. There is no filing fee.
Seats up for grabs in the Feb. 11 election include the Edmond School Board District No. 4 seat, Deer Creek School Board Office 4 seat, Guthrie Seat No. 3 and Seat No. 4 and Oakdale Public School District No. 1 seat. If needed, a run-off election will be April 1.
Oakdale incumbent Kelli Mitchell filed for Seat No. 1 Tuesday joining J. David Walsh who filed Monday.
Monday Stephanie Bills filed for the Edmond No. 4 seat while Deer Creek incumbent Danny Barnes filed for the Deer Creek Office 4 Seat and incumbent S. Janna Pierson filed for Guthrie Seat No. 3. Guthrie School Board Seat No. 4 is currently filled by Orville Cornelius but is also up for election.
To be eligible for Edmond’s District 4 seat, a candidate must live in the district, be a registered voter in the district, have a high school diploma or equivalency and not be employed by the district or have immediate family members employed by the district. The same criteria apply for the Deer Creek seat.
Edmond’s District 4 begins at the intersection of 15th Street and Boulevard and extends south to 33rd, west to Kelly Avenue, south to Memorial Road, east to Eastern Avenue/Boulevard Street, south to a half mile south of Memorial Road, west to a point a half mile west of Meridian Avenue, north one mile to a point located a half mile north of Memorial Road, east one mile to a point located a half mile east of Meridian Avenue, north to 15th and east on 15th Street to Eastern Avenue/Boulevard Street.
The Deer Creek Office 4 seat is bounded by Waterloo Road, South May Avenue, Northwest 220th Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, halfway between Covell Road and Coffee Creek Road and along parts of Santa Fe avenue, according to a district map.
School board members serve five-year terms with one member’s term expiring each year. The Edmond Board of Education typically meets the first Monday of every month. The Deer Creek Board members usually meet the second Monday of the month. Members of both boards manage construction projects, education-related purchases, district policies and oversee district personnel among other responsibilities.