Enid School Board Looking to Fill Vacant Seat

Enid Public Schools put out the following press release:

Enid Public Schools Board of Education is looking to fill the vacant seat of Office #3.

Previously held by Frank Nelson, the position would be held through April 2024 and would file in December 2023 to be on the ballot for re-election in February and/or April of 2024. The board typically meets on the third Monday of every month, as well as special meetings as needed.

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

Those interested in applying are encouraged to contact Dr. Sam Robinson, EPS Chief Financial Officer, by calling 580.366.7020.