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In their April 12, 2012 meeting Elgin Board of Education voted to reapportion the territory of the school district into board districts. This action was required because in the 2010-11 school year Elgin Schools average daily membership exceeded 1,800 students. Candidates for seats on the Board of Education shall now file by ward. Voting on candidates for a seat on the Elgin Board of Education will be district wide. The Elgin Board of Education was assisted in this reapportioning by Scott March, GIS Analyst for the Center for Spatial Analysis in Norman, Oklahoma.

The action taken by the Elgin Board of Education was to place the District in compliance wit Section 56 of the School Laws of Oklahoma which states:


Section 56. Independent and Dependent School Districts - Board of Education - Members - Election.
The following provisions and the provisions of Section 13A-101 et seq. of Title 26 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall govern the election of members of the board of education for a school district:


B. In all school districts, the members of the board of education shall be elected as follows:

1. a. Between August 1 and December 31 of the year following the submission by the United States Department of Commerce to the President of the United States of the official Federal Decennial Census, the board of education shall reapportion the territory of the school district into board districts. Beginning with the reapportionment following the 1990 Federal Decennial Census, all boundaries of board districts shall follow clearly visible, definable and observable physical boundaries which are based upon criteria established and recognized by the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce for purposes of defining census blocks for its decennial census and shall follow, as much as is possible, precinct boundaries. Board districts shall be compact, contiguous and shall be as equal in population as practical with not more than a ten percent (10%) variance between the most populous and least populous board districts.
b. School districts having fewer than one thousand eight hundred (1,800) students in average daily membership during the preceding school year may choose not to establish board districts and may nominate and elect all board members at large.