Filing opens next week for one seat on the Luther School Board. The period to file is December 3 – 5 at the Oklahoma County Election Board.
The seat is currently held by Sherri Anderson who is finishing her first five-year term and said she plans to seek the seat again.
If only two candidates file, the election will be held February 12, 2019. However, if there are more than two candidates, the election will be April 2, 2019. The candidate with the majority of votes will be elected. If there is not more than one candidate to file before the deadline, he or she will be deemed elected. The filing deadline is 5 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2018.
A year ago, CJ Cavin was the only candidate to file and was deemed elected. Cavin, the parliamentarian of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, was appointed to the school board in April 2017 after the resignation of Charles DeFuria.
In addition to the possible school board election, Luther Public School voters will also be asked to vote in January on whether to raise property taxes on a $24 million bond proposal to build saferooms, a cafeteria, library space, a new gym and provide technology among other things. That election is January 8, less than a week after students return from Christmas break. Read more about the bond election here.
Local elections will cost the district roughly $4,500 according to estimates. The Luther school district covers Eastern Oklahoma County, plus a small wedge of south eastern Logan County and western Lincoln County.
The school district this week released a rendering of the project, and also a tax breakdown on the proposal.