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TULSA, Okla. – Following the resignation of Tulsa Board of Education member Amy Shelton on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, Tulsa Public Schools is accepting applications for the District Two Board of Education seat from Monday, Aug. 20 at 9 p.m. to Thursday, Aug. 30 at 4:30 p.m. The application will be available online at or by request to Clerk of the Board Cindy Hutchings at

Following the guidelines set forth in Board Policy 1102, the Board will consider appointment of a qualified resident from District Two who would hold the seat until the next board election in 2019. If the appointee seeks to serve the entirety of Board member Shelton’s term ending in 2021, he or she would be required to run for election in 2019.

Qualified applicants must:

·       Be a registered voter residing within the geographical boundaries of District Two for at least six months prior to the date of applying;

·       Have a minimum of a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency;

·       Not be employed by Tulsa Public Schools; and

·     Not be related within the second degree to any district employee or member of the Board.

School Board District Two runs along the I-244 corridor, from Pine St. on the north boundary to 11th St. on the south boundary. The district includes the following schools: Booker T. Washington High School, Carver Middle School, Will Rogers College Junior High and High School, and Kendall-Whittier, McKinley, Mitchell, Owen, Sequoyah, and Springdale elementary schools.

In addition to two regular meetings and two committee meetings per month, board members may participate in other meetings including hearings, superintendent evaluations, and occasional weekend and evening retreats. In addition, Board members may attend daytime and evening functions as representatives of the district.

Applications for the District Two seat must be completed no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. The application can be submitted online at, by e-mail to, or by hand delivery to the Education Service Center, located at 3027 S. New Haven Ave. in Tulsa.

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