Travis Helling To Serve As MPS Board Member Through 2025

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Contact: Kirk Wilson, Director of Communications
Tel. (405)376-7919

Date: 02/20/2023

Travis Helling To Serve As MPS Board Member After Opponent Withdraws From Election

(Mustang, Oklahoma – February 20, 2023) – The Canadian County Election Board has confirmed that there will be no need to hold an election for Mustang Public Schools Board Seat 5 as Carol Plemmons has withdrawn her application to run against currently appointed member Travis Helling.  

“I have withdrawn my candidacy for MPS Board Seat 5 due to circumstances beyond my control,” Plemmons said today.  “I must give my health and my family precedence, but I will remain active in our local school and am willing to serve the District in any capacity that I am able.  I love Mustang and want the best for our students and staff.”  

Travis Helling was appointed to Seat 5 following the resignation of Dedra Stafford, and his term will run through 2025.  “We wish Mrs. Plemmons the best,” Superintendent Charles Bradley said.  “We are excited to move forward with Mr. Helling and the rest of our sitting Board members to conduct the business of the District and provide for the students, staff and families of Mustang.”


About the Mustang Public Schools Board of Education
The Mustang Public Schools Board of Education consists of five members (one from each election district) who serve a five-year term with one member’s term expiring each year.   The Board is governed by and acts within the context  of all applicable state and federal laws and is responsible for establishing/updating necessary policies, providing vision for a high-quality educational system and working  in partnership with other parents, teachers, business leaders and other stakeholders to ensure high levels of success for students.
The Superintendent of Schools is the Chief Executive Officer for the Board and is responsible for administering Board policies and District regulations.  More information available here:

About Mustang Public Schools
The Mustang Public School District covers 69 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 certified and support employees. Voted one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces for the past two years, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.
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