Oklahoma schools have the responsibility of meeting the educational needs of all students, providing equitable educational opportunities, and fostering lifelong learning as they prepare to participate in a democratic society. In order to establish priorities, aid in decision making, and provide an effective basis for a comprehensive and continuous evaluation, each school site shall develop and maintain a written statement of the philosophy and goals to be served by educational programs that are based on the belief that all students can learn. The school's philosophy and goals must reflect consensus among the school site, the community, the local Board, and the school staff. The educational programs shall address the academic, personal/social, and career/vocational development of students as they prepare for the future.
Oklahoma Administrative Code (O.A.C.) 210:35-3-1
Any Oklahoma Resident who has been admitted to any accredited Oklahoma college or university may be awarded a high school diploma by the State Department of Education within this state, provided that such person has successfully completed at least thirty (30) hours of college work at an accredited college or university. Title 70 O.S. § 24-116
The boards of education of any two or more school districts may enter into an interlocal cooperative agreement for the purpose of jointly and comparatively performing any of the services, duties, functions, activities, obligations or responsibilities which are authorized or required by law to be performed by school districts of this state. Two or more school districts may enter into an interlocal cooperative agreement for the purpose of forming buying pools and purchasing cooperatives. As used in this section, "interlocal cooperative agreement" means an agreement which is entered into by the boards of education of two or more school districts from entering into cooperative agreements authorized under Section 5-117 of this title or interfere with existing cooperative agreements between school districts.
Title 70 O.S. § 5-117b
Public schools in Oklahoma are governed by a local board of education and are elected by the public. School Board Members are required by Oklahoma law to have education in specific areas.
The pages showing board points earned by local district school board members have been removed. The software is being updated, and the pages will be reposted when the process is complete.
If immediate assistance is needed to determine individual school board member points, please contact April Barr or Britany Kinnamon at 405-521-3335.
In order to be elected to a school board, candidates must meet qualifications established by Oklahoma statutes. In addition to meeting established qualifications, a board member must comply with the Oklahoma nepotism laws.
1. File for Office: First Monday through Wednesday, December
2. Elections: Second Tuesday, February
3. Runoff Elections: First Tuesday, April
To file for the position of locally elected school board member, an individual must meet the following requirements: