VANOSS — The Board of Education of the Vanoss School District announces that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the number two seat on the Vanoss Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat at the Pontotoc County Election Board between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Dec. 4-26, 2006.

The Board of Education of the Vanoss School District has approved the following resolution calling for an election to be submitted to the voters of the district.

Date of the Election: An election shall be held to vote to elect a board member for member supposition number town on the second Tuesday in February, the being Feb. 13, 2007, with a run-off election to be held on the first Tuesday in April, that being April 3, 2007, if no candidate for the board member position received more than 50 percent of the vote. The polling places shall be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Board Member Position on Ballot: The voters shall select a board member for board position number two, which has a five-year term office.

Qualification of Candidates of Office: To be eligible to be a candidate for member of the board of education of a school district, a person must have resided in the district for at least six months preceding the first day of the filing period, and have been a registered voter registered with the county election board at an address located within the geographical boundaries of the district for six months preceding the first day of the filing period.

No person shall be eligible to be a candidate for or elected to be a member of the board of education of school district unless the person has been awarded a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency.

A person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving embezzlement or a felony under the laws of this state or of the United States or who has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to such a misdemeanor involving embezzlement or felony or who has been convicted of a crime in another state which would have been a misdemeanor involving embezzlement or a felony under the laws of this state or has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to such crime shall not be eligible to be a candidate for or be elected to any state, county, municipal, judicial, or school office or any other elective office of any political subdivision of this state for a period of 15 years following completion of his sentence or during the pendency of an appeal of such conviction or plea.

No person shall be eligible to be a candidate for or serve on a board of education if her or she is currently employed by the school district governed by the board or education or is related with the second degree by affinity or consanguinity to any other member of the board of education or to any employee of the school district. The following are relatives with the second degree: a candidate’s spouse, child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, brother, sister, spouse’s child, spouse’s grandchild, spouse’s brother, spouse’s sister, spouse’s grandparent, grandchild’s spouse, parent’s spouse and child’s spouse.

Candidates must affirm that upon being elected as a member of the Board of Education, within 15 months of election, they will complete at least twelve hours of instruction on education issues, including school finance, Oklahoma education laws, and ethics, duties and responsibility of district board of education member.

Voters Eligible to Vote: To be eligible to vote, a voter must registered with the county election board at an address with in the geographical boundaries of the district.

Ballot Titles: The ballot to be submitted to the voters shall call for the voters to select one candidate for Vanoss School Board Position number 2

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