Serving on the Board of Directors is an honor and privilege. Individuals who are willing to serve on the Board of Directors should believe public education is important, support the democratic process, willingly devote time and energy to Board work, respect staff and have the ability to examine the facts and make decisions. The Board believes an individual considering a position on the school Board should possess these characteristics.
Citizens wanting to run for a position on the Board must be an eligible elector in the school district and director district (if any) at the time of the election. An eligible elector meets all of the requirements to register to vote but does not have to be registered to vote.
An eligible elector must be:
- A citizen of the United States
- A resident of Iowa
- At least 18 years old
An eligible elector may not:
- Be a convicted felon (unless voting rights have been restored by appropriate authorities)
- Be currently judged incompetent to vote by a court
- Claim the right to vote in any other place
Information regarding school board candidacy is provided in a guide prepared by the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office to assist candidates and the public in meeting the requirements of Iowa’s election laws.
Legal Reference: Code of Iowa §§ 63; 68B; 277.4, .27; 279.7A
- Approved: 01-26-09
- Revised: 12-08-14, 10-14-19
- Documents: 201.7
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