The three-day filing period opens Monday for residents who want to serve on local and area school boards.

In Comanche County, qualified candidates may file from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the Comanche County Election Board, located on the second floor of the Comanche County Courthouse at Southwest 5th and B. The primary election date is Feb. 11; if needed, the general election will be April 7.

Positions up for election includes seats on both the Lawton Board of Education and the Great Plains Technology Center Board of Education. Both are five-year terms.

The Lawton Board of Education seat is for Office 5, which includes the Adams, Whittier, Wilson and Washington elementary school areas, and portions of Cleveland and Lincoln elementary school areas. Kent Jester, the Lawton businessman who has held the seat since 2010, said last month that he would not seek a third term.

Great Plains Technology Center, whose service area includes multiple counties, will have its Zone 1 school board representative on the February ballot. That position now is held by Homer Ryan, of Frederick, who was first sworn into office in 2003 to fill an expired term.

Seats open on other Comanche County school districts are: (Office 5 are five-year terms)

Bishop School: Office 2, a three-year term.

Cache Public Schools: Office 5; unexpired Office 4, with four years remaining.

Elgin Public Schools: Office 5.

Fletcher Public Schools: Office 5.

Flower Mound School: Office 2, a three-year term.

Geronimo Public Schools: Office 5.

Indiahoma Public Schools: Office 5.

Sterling Public Schools: Office 5.

Seats on other area school districts include:

Altus Public Schools: Office 5; unexpired Office 3.

Blair Public Schools: Office 5.

Boone-Apache Public Schools: Office 5.

Cement Public Schools: Office 5.

Central Public Schools: Office 5.

Cyril Public Schools: Office 5; unexpired Office 2, with two years remaining; unexpired Office 3, with three years remaining.

Duke Public Schools: Office 5; unexpired Office 2.

Mountain-View Gotebo Public Schools: Office 5.

Navajo Public Schools: Office 5.

Olustee-Eldorado Public Schools: Office 5

Snyder Public Schools: Office 1 and Office 6, four-year terms.

Southwest Technology Center: Zone 1.

Walters Public Schools: Office 5.

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