Two Tulsa Public School Board seats up in 2018

Beginning December 4, candidates for area school boards can begin filing for office with the Tulsa County Election Board.

In Tulsa, District 4 and District 7 seats will be up for grabs.

The District 7 board member is Board President Suzanne Schrieber. She was elected in the South Tulsa district in 2014. She was a homeroom mother at Grimes Elementary and has a law degree from The University of Tulsa. She works for the Tulsa Community Foundation.

The schools in that district are Carnegie, Eisenhower International, Grimes, Grissom, Patrick Henry, Key, Marshall and McClure elementaries; Thoreau Demonstration Academy and Memorial High School.

In Tulsa District 4, the incumbent is Board Vice President Shawna Keller. She is a graduate of East Central High School and has a teaching certificate from Northeastern State University. She is working on a master’s degree from TU. A member of the Oklahoma Education Association, she teaches at Owasso Ram Academy.

The schools in District 4 are Columbus, Cooper, Disney, Reed, Kerr, Limburgh, Lewis and Clark, Peary and Skelly elementaries; East Central Junior High and East Central High School.

Candidates in 14 Tulsa County school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. December 4, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Gwen Freeman said.

Freeman said the official filing period ends at 5 p.m. on December 6. All candidate filings will occur at the Tulsa County Election Board office, 555 North Denver Ave.

The Annual School Board Election is February 13, 2018. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the total votes cast in the election, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will meet in a runoff election on April 3, 2018.

The open offices are:

Berryhill School District Office No. 3 5 years
Bixby School District Office No. 3 5 years
Broken Arrow School District Office No. 3 5 years
Collinsville School District Office No. 3 5 years
Glenpool School District Office No. 3 5 years
Glenpool School District Office No. 5 2 Years
Jenks School District Office No. 3 5 years
Keystone School District Office No. 1 3 years
Liberty School District Office No. 3 5 years
Owasso School District Office No. 3 5 years
Sand Springs School District Office No. 3 5 years
Skiatook School District Office No. 3 5 years
Sperry School District Office No. 3 5 years
Tulsa Public School District Office No. 4 4 years
Tulsa Public School District Office No. 7 4 years
Union School District Office No. 3 5 years
Tulsa Technology Center Office No. 2 7 years