School elections take place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Each school election is used to elect at least three citizens representing the district at large to the board for a four-year term to maintain a seven member board. The election may also address other questions that must be submitted to the voters.
Citizens of the school district community seeking a seat on the board must file their nomination papers with the board secretary [or designee] in accordance with the timelines established by law.
If a vacancy occurs on the board it shall be filled in accordance with law and board policy.
It is the responsibility of the county commissioner of elections to conduct school elections.
As specified by law, special elections may be called by the school board with regard to those matters stipulated in the Code of Iowa.
Reviewed: 10/11; 4/13; 8/14; 10/19
Revised: 11/08; 9/16; 11/18
Related Policy (Code #): 204.5
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ .39; .45; .63; .69; 274.7; 277; 278.1; 279.7
IASB Reference: 201