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Enid Board Office #5 Open

Posted Date: 06/23/2021

Enid Board Office #5 Open

Enid Public Schools Board of Education is looking to fill the seat of Office #5.

Previously held by Colin Abernathy, the position would be held through February or April of 2022 and would then be up for re-election February and/or April of 2022. The board typically meets on the third Monday of every month, as well as special meetings as needed.

Board zones can be found by visiting

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 six 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.