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==Method of board member selection==
 
==Method of board member selection==
The Putnam school board consists of five members elected to five-year terms by geographic electoral districts. There is no '''primary election''' and the '''general election''' will be held on February 11, 2014. The 2014 election for the District 4 seat was cancelled, and the District 5 seat will be on the ballot in 2015.<ref name=board>[https://www.putnamcityschools.org/BoardofEducation/MeetOurSchoolBoard.aspx ''Putnam City Schools,'' "Meet Our School Board," accessed January 15, 2014]</ref> The district 4 member represents the southwest portion of the school district.<ref>[https://www.putnamcityschools.org/BoardofEducation/BoardElectiondistricts.aspx ''Putnam City Schools,'' "Board Election districts," accessed January 15, 2014]</ref>
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The Putnam school board consists of five members elected to five-year terms by geographic electoral districts. There is no '''primary election''' and the '''general election''' was to be held on February 11, 2014. The 2014 election for the District 4 seat was cancelled, and the District 5 seat will be on the ballot in 2015.<ref name=board>[https://www.putnamcityschools.org/BoardofEducation/MeetOurSchoolBoard.aspx ''Putnam City Schools,'' "Meet Our School Board," accessed January 15, 2014]</ref> The district 4 member represents the southwest portion of the school district.<ref>[https://www.putnamcityschools.org/BoardofEducation/BoardElectiondistricts.aspx ''Putnam City Schools,'' "Board Election districts," accessed January 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 2, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was December 4, 2013 and the deadline to contest a candidacy was December 6, 2013.<ref name=deadlines>[http://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/2014%20Board%20of%20Education%20Candidate%20Filing%20Packet.pdf ''Oklahoma,'' "2014 Instructions for Filing for Annual School Elections," accessed January 15, 2014]</ref>
 
Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 2, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was December 4, 2013 and the deadline to contest a candidacy was December 6, 2013.<ref name=deadlines>[http://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/2014%20Board%20of%20Education%20Candidate%20Filing%20Packet.pdf ''Oklahoma,'' "2014 Instructions for Filing for Annual School Elections," accessed January 15, 2014]</ref>
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==What was at stake?==
 
==What was at stake?==
One seat on the school board was scheduled to be up for election on February 11, 2014. The board cancelled the that election since West's was the only seat up, and she was running unopposed.<ref name=board/>
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One seat on the school board was scheduled to be up for election on February 11, 2014. The board cancelled the election since West's was the only seat up, and she was running unopposed.<ref name=board/>
  
 
===Issues in the district===
 
===Issues in the district===

Revision as of 20:18, 12 February 2014

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2014 Putnam City Schools Elections

General Election date:
February 11, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Oklahoma
Putnam City Schools
Dewey County, Oklahoma ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Oklahoma
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One seat on the Putnam City Schools school board was scheduled to be up for general election on February 11, 2014. The board cancelled the February 2014 election since the only seat up belonged to Tammy West, and she was running unopposed.

About the district

See also: Putnam City Schools, Oklahoma
Putnam City Schools is located in Dewey County, Oklahoma
Putnam City Schools is located in Dewey County, Oklahoma. The county seat of Dewey County is Taloga. According to the United States Census Bureau, Dewey County is home to 4,810 residents.[1] Putnam City is the 5th-largest school district in Oklahoma, serving 19,068 students during the 2010-11 school year.[2]

Demographics

Dewey County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Oklahoma in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 20.5% of Dewey County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 23.2% for Oklahoma as a whole. The median household income in Dewey County was $43,583 compared to $44,891 for the state of Oklahoma. The poverty rate in Dewey County was 12.1% compared to 16.6% for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Dewey County (%) Oklahoma (%)
White 89.7 75.5
Black or African American 0.4 7.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 6.3 9.0
Asian 0.7 1.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0 0.2
Two or More Races 2.9 5.8
Hispanic or Latino 5.6 9.3

Party Affiliation, 2013[3]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 1,354 45.9
Republican 1,379 46.8
Independent 215 7.3

Method of board member selection

The Putnam school board consists of five members elected to five-year terms by geographic electoral districts. There is no primary election and the general election was to be held on February 11, 2014. The 2014 election for the District 4 seat was cancelled, and the District 5 seat will be on the ballot in 2015.[4] The district 4 member represents the southwest portion of the school district.[5]

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 2, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was December 4, 2013 and the deadline to contest a candidacy was December 6, 2013.[6]

Elections

2014

Candidates

District 4

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission.[7]

Past elections

What was at stake?

One seat on the school board was scheduled to be up for election on February 11, 2014. The board cancelled the election since West's was the only seat up, and she was running unopposed.[4]

Issues in the district

Technology bond

In February 2013, the district voted on a $6 million dollar bond proposal that focused on technology. The bond was approved.[8] The proposed bond will add 10,000 iPads to schools across the district, over several years. It also details new technology to aid special needs students, as well as projection equipment.[9]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Putnam City Schools election in 2014:[6][10]

Deadline Event
December 2, 2013 First day to file affidavits of candidacy
December 4, 2013 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy
December 6, 2013 Last day to contest a candidacy
February 1, 2014 Last day to file first campaign finance report
February 11, 2014 Election day
March 23, 2014 Last day to file second campaign finance report
April 1, 2014 Runoff election (if necessary)
August 21, 2014 Last day to file final campaign finance report

Additional elections on the ballot

No other elections appeared on the local ballot.

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