Duties, Terms & Pay

  • Duties
    Committed to the advancement and success in the education of OKCPS students, the Board concentrates its efforts in the following areas:

    • policy making and planning
      • developing policies that serve the educational interests of the students
    • hiring and evaluating the superintendent
      • providing the superintendent with guidelines for implementing policies
    • collaborating with the superintendent in
      • identifying methods for improving educational programs and District operations
      • working with city, county, and state elected officials on issues potentially impacting OKCPS students, staff, or operations, and on a number of mutually beneficial partnerships
      • teaming up with community organizations that provide additional resources to schools, students, parents, and community members
    • reviewing and approving annual budgets, and audits
    • maintaining communication with parents, students, members of the community, and staff to know their opinions and ideas
    • conducting business openly, in accordance with federal and state laws and Board policies
    • encouraging involvement in the Board’s decision-making processes by students, parents, community members, and staff

    Terms
    When elected, Board members commit to a four-year term of office. Thus, OKCPS Board elections rotate, by Board District, on a four-year cycle.
     
                      OKCPS Board Seat Elections Cycle:

       
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    Board Chair

    2025

       
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    Districts 1 & 2 

    2025

       
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    Districts 3 & 4

    2024

       
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    Districts 5 & 7

    2022

       
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    District 6  

    2023

    (Term Length Exception: When members resign before the end of their terms, in accordance with state laws/Board policies, the Board consistently appoints a person to fill the vacant seat.  Thus, the terms of office for appointed members are shorter than four years and vary based on the situation.)

    The filing period for the annual school board election is the first Monday of December through the following Wednesday. The Primary Election is held in February (if 3 or more candidates file to run) and a General Election in April (if only two candidates file to run, for a position on the ballot for an unexpired term, or if no candidate in the Primary Election receives more than 50% of the votes cast). 

    Compensation
    Per Oklahoma statutes, school board members are eligible to receive $25 per meeting, not to exceed $100 per month.