Claremore Daily Progress

November 30, 2012

School board positions open for filing

Salesha Wilken
Staff Reporter

CLAREMORE — Candidates for the Board of Education in 14 Rogers County school districts will be eligible to file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday.

“The filing period ends Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m.,” Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody said.
The Board of Education positions at stake will be filled at the Annual School Election scheduled on Feb. 13.
If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the total votes cast in this election, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will meet in an election on April 2, according to Dermody.
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Education, school board members are required to complete a minimum of nine continuing education hours varied on the year of service and term. 
Any newly-elected candidate will be required to meet certain prior educational requirements. If they are not met school superintendents reserve the right not to seat them on the board, according to election officials.
Offices for which Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted at the County Election Board office include the following;
Claremore School District Position No. 3-5yr term
Chelsea School District Position No. 3-5yr term
Catoosa School District Position No. 3-5yr term
Collinsville School District Position No. 3-5yr term
Justus-Tiawah School District Position No. 2-3yr term
Inola School District Position No. 3-5yr term
Sequoyah School District Position No. 3-5yr term
Foyil School District Position No. 3-5yr term
Verdigris School District Position No. 3-5yr term
Chouteau-Mazie School District Position No. 3-5yr term 
Owasso School District Position No. 3-5yr term
Oologah School District Position No. 3-5yr term
NE Technology Center Zone No. 3-5yr term
Tulsa Tech No. 18 Zone No. 4-7yr term.