Filing for Edmond school board opens Monday.

The member appointed to the Edmond School Board's District 4 wants to be elected to the post.
BY STEVE GUST Published: November 30, 2013

Filing for an Edmond School Board seat gets underway Monday, and appointee Stephanie Bills wants to be elected by the voters to a five-year term on the five-member board.

Candidates for the No. 4 seat can file at the Oklahoma County Election Board, 4201 N Lincoln, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. There is no charge to file.

The election will be Feb. 11.

In July, the board appointed Bills, Metro Tech's chief officer of human resources, following the resignation of longtime board member George Cohlmia. He resigned to allow his daughter Kasey Cohlmia to be hired as a first-grade teacher at Charles Haskell Elementary.

So far, Bills is the only candidate to announce for the 2014 election, although at the time of her appointment the board received other applications.

In addition to not having an immediate family member employed by the district, a candidate must also not be employed by the district and must have at least a high school diploma or equivalency. To be on the board, the member must be a registered voter in the district and live in the district.

District No. 4's general boundaries are from the intersection of 15th Street and Boulevard, south to 33rd, west to Kelly, south to Memorial Road, east to Eastern/Boulevard, south to one-half mile south of Memorial Road, west to a point one-half mile west of Meridian, north one mile to a point located one-half mile north of Memorial Road, east one mile to a point located one-half mile east of Meridian, north to 15th and east on 15th to Eastern/Boulevard.

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