Rep. Josh Cockroft of McCloud says he believes changing the date of the elections would increase voter participation. Cockroft says if schools are to improve, the entire community should be involved in their futures.
Currently, school board elections are held on the second Tuesday in February or on the date of the presidential primary.
Cockroft says his measure would place school board elections statewide on the second Tuesday of November in odd-numbered years and the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November in even-numbered years.
The legislation also changes the terms of school board members so that every board member in Oklahoma serves a four-year term with elections staggered every other year.