by Cathy O'Connor, via The Journal Record:
Two important elections are coming up for Oklahoma City residents on Valentine’s Day.
On Feb. 14, voters will select three school board members and four City Council members. The results will designate leaders who make decisions on our behalf for the next four years. Voter turnout on local elections is typically miserably low, which means those who do vote have incredible influence.
Three of the eight seats on the Oklahoma City Public Schools board are up for election, including chairperson and two representatives. Meeting the needs of our diverse students and retaining quality teachers in Oklahoma are some of the challenges facing our schools. These volunteer leaders are key to how our schools are operated and funded.