Oklahoma Ethics Commission warns school superintendents


Monday, March 24th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The state Ethics Commission has sent a warning letter to school superintendents advising them not to use school time or resources to campaign.

The commission acted after getting complaints about the misuse of school property.

Some accusations arose from the bitter race between state schools Superintendent Sandy Garrett and opponent Lloyd Roettger.

The commission's Executive Director Marilyn Hughes wrote a letter to more than 550 officials advising them of conduct that violates the Constitutional Ethics Rules.

The letter was sent in place of pursuing investigations and civil fines.

The letter says state ethics rules prohibit the use of public money, property, time and personnel to influence state elections.