OKC School Board candidate blames change of address in school closure plan

A candidate for the Oklahoma City Board of Education has blamed a problem that could disqualify its voter registration history in the 2019 Schools Path Program “Path to Greatness” – a claim that has no basis in fact.

At the Candidates Forum Tuesday night, Sherry Coleman said she has lived in her district in Oklahoma City public schools for years except for a temporary period.

The University of Oklahoma professor, a former teacher and podiatrist is running in the school board’s election on April 5 for the District 5 session at OKCPS. District 5 covers the eastern end of the school system.

Voter registration records show that she moved to an address in District 5 on December 3, just days before applying for the position.

This falls short of the legal requirements for candidates for school administration, who must reside and be a registered voter within the boundaries of their desired seat for six months prior to applying.

Coleman, 50, claimed that Pathway to Greatness, which closed 15 schools and redefined 17, removed her from her county area.

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