As pressure on schools mounts, jobs of school board members grow more important

Sunday, November 25, 2012

by The Oklahoman Editorial

The Oklahoman

Few times of the year are more rushed or hectic than the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But something really important happens in that time period that shouldn't be lost: Oklahomans in hundreds of school and career-technology districts across the state have the opportunity to run for board seats.

The filing period for open seats is Dec. 3-5 at the county election board in which the district is located. The election is Feb. 12, with a runoff on April 2 if necessary. In Oklahoma City, three seats are up for grabs, including the board chairman post. Dozens of seats are up in other metro-area districts.