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The Cedar Rapids Community School District Board of Directors is authorized by and derives its organization from Iowa law. The Board of Directors will consist of seven members. Board members are elected by director district or at-large.

The Board is organized for the purpose of setting policy and providing general direction for the District. The Board will hold its organizational meeting, in odd-numbered years, at or before the first regular meeting following the canvass of votes or at the annual meeting held after August 31st of even-numbered years. During odd-numbered years, the retiring Board will transfer Board-related materials and responsibility to the new Board.

The Annual Meeting allows the outgoing Board to approve minutes of its previous meetings, complete unfinished business and review the school election results. The retiring Board will adjourn, and the new Board will then begin their Organizational Meeting.

The Board Secretary, as President Pro-Tem, will preside over the meeting until a new Board President is elected and will call the Organizational and Regular Meeting to order. The Board Secretary will administer the oath of office to the newly elected Board members. The Board Secretary will then call for nominations for the election of a President of the Board. Once elected, the Board Secretary will administer the Oath of Office to the President. The newly elected President will then preside over the meeting and call for the election of the Vice President. Once elected, the Board Secretary will administer the Oath of Office to the Vice President. The President and Vice-President will be entitled to vote on all matters before the Board.

The Board President and Vice President are each elected to a one-year term at the Organizational Meeting in odd-numbered years and at the Annual Meeting in even-numbered years.


Legal Reference:                 Iowa Code §§ 274.2; 275.23A; 277.23, .28, .31; 279.1, .5, .7, .8, .33
281 I.A.C. 12.3(2)

Cross Reference:                Regulation 202.1

  • Approved: 01-26-09
  • Revised: 07-19-10, 02-23-15, 12-09-19, 02-28-2022
  • Documents: 202

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