The first of a three-day candidate filing period for school board seats opened Monday and filings will continue today and conclude at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Candidates for the Board of Education in 15 Pottawatomie County school districts can file Declarations of Candidacy from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Pottawatomie County Election Board office, 14101 Acme Road, in Shawnee.

The Board of Education positions at stake will be filled at the Board of Education Primary Election scheduled February 11, 2020 and the Board of Education General Election on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. If only two candidates file, the position will be filled at the General Election. If more than two candidates file, a Primary Election will be held. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the total votes cast in the Primary Election, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will meet in the General Election.

Open seats and filings as of Monday are:

Grove School District---Office No. 2: Katie Ford.

Pleasant School District---Office No. 2: No filings yet.

South Rock Creek School District---Office No. 2: Melissa R. Mahaffey.

McLoud School District---Office No. 5: No filings yet.

Dale School District---Office No. 5: Robin Wiley-Greene.

Bethel School District---Office No. 5: No filings yet.

Macomb School District---Office No. 5: No filings yet.

Earlsboro School District---Office No. 5: Louie Good.

Earlsboro Unexpired 2 yr term---Office No. 2: No filings yet.

Earlsboro Unexpired 4yr term---Office No. 4: Stacey Howard.

North Rock Creek School District---Office No. 5: Adam L. Hester.

Tecumseh School District---Office No. 5: Todd Kennedy.

Tecumseh Unexpired 4yr term ---Office No. 4: Tim Underwood.

Shawnee School District---Office No. 2: Keith Sandlin.

Shawnee School District---Office No. 4: April Craig Stobbe.

Asher School District---Office No. 5: Tommy Gregg.

Wanette School District---Office No. 5: No filings yet.

Maud School District---Office No. 5: Michelle Watson.

Maud Unexpired 4yr term---Office No. 4: No filings yet.

Gordon Cooper Tech Center---Office No. 2: Keisha Coultry.