Board of Education

Board Members
Dewayne Scaife
Julie Bell
Vice President
Alan Little
Executive Sessions Minute Clerk
Russell Brown
Board Member
Billy Bryant
Board Member
Term: 2016 - 2021
January is School Board Appreciation Month

School Board Recognition Month is an opportunity for local schools and communities to honor Oklahoma’s more than 2,700 elected school board members for their dedication to children and schools.


“Providing our community’s children with a solid education is the most important investment we can make,” said Curtis Shelton, Superintendent.  “We’re proud of our district, and School Board Recognition Month is the time to say thank you and celebrate the accomplishments of our elected board members.” 


Our school board members share a common goal – helping students achieve in school and life.  They develop policies, keep an ear open for student and staff concerns, and serve as the community’s voice in school operations.  They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $15,109,056, serving 1,750 students, 216 employees and 4 school sites. 


Our local school board members display to Bristow’s students the important character qualities of trustworthiness, citizenship, and responsibility.  We don’t always recognize the dedication and hard work of these public servants elected to represent us and the interest of our children.  Bristow school board members and years of service are:

            Seat #1 – Billy Bryant – 4 ½ years

            Seat #2 – Russell Brown – 1 ½ years

            Seat #3 – Alan Little – 13 ½ years

            Seat #4 – Julie Bell, Vice-President – 3 years

            Seat #5 – Dewayne Scaife, President – 3 ½ years              


Board members will be honored at a special reception at the regular January board meeting on Monday, January 13, at 6:00 pm at the school administration building, 420 N. Main Street.  Community members are invited. 

Board of Education Meetings
Independent School District - I-002 - Creek County
Bristow Administration Building
420 N. Main St. Bristow, OK 74010
2019 Meeting Schedule
All Meeting Times - 6:00pm

January 13, 2020

February 10, 2020

March 9, 2020

April 13, 2020

May 11, 2020

June 8, 2020

July 13, 2020

August 10, 2020

September 14, 2020

October 12, 2020

November 9, 2020

December 14, 2020

*Approved by the Bristow Board of Education during its regular board meeting on November 11, 2019.





Members of the public shall be allowed to attend all meetings of the Board of Education.  However, no member of the public has a constitutional or state law guarantee which allows him or her the right to participate in board meetings.  Only those items appearing on the agenda will be addressed by the Board of Education during a lawfully convened board meeting.  If a member of the public has specific comments or information that he/she would like to express to the Board of Education, the superintendent must receive a written request at least five (5) calendar days prior to the board meeting.  The superintendent and Board of Education may use its discretion in placing a specific item on the agenda following receipt of the written request from the member of the public.  The members of the board shall utilize the district's agenda preparation policy in placing an item on the agenda for consideration.



As executive officer of the Bristow Board of Education, the superintendent of schools, in consultation with the president and other members of the board, is responsible for the preparation of the agenda for board meetings. Items for the agenda may be suggested by board members, staff members, students, or patrons of the district. The inclusion of items suggested by staff members, students, or patrons will be at the discretion of the Bristow Board of Education president. If the item “new business” is on the regular meeting agenda, matters that qualify as “new business,” because they were not known or could not have been reasonably known 24 business hours prior to the meeting, may be considered and may be acted upon. Proposals for executive sessions will be included on the agenda, including a reference to the specific section of the Oklahoma Statutes which authorizes an executive session for the proposed item. The proposal must contain sufficient information to advise the public that an executive session will be proposed, what matters are proposed to be discussed, the names of school employees (if any) to be discussed, and what action, if any, is contemplated. Executive sessions must be authorized by a vote ofthe majority of members in attendance.The agenda and any supporting material will be distributed to members of the board as far in advance of the meeting date as possible, but not less than four calendar days. Copies of the agenda will be made available to the media and the public upon request. In addition, a copy of the agenda will be posted on the front door of the school administration building and on the school district’s internet website located at

Board of Education Policies