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201 Board of Directors Elections


Series 200


Policy Title:  Board of Directors’ Elections                                                                                                                                                                                              Code No.  201


The school election takes place on the second Tuesday in September of odd-numbered years. Each school election is used to elect citizens to the Board to maintain a seven (7) member Board and to address questions that are 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 the Board Secretary’s designee, between sixty-four and forty days before the school election unless otherwise directed.

If a vacancy occurs on the Board, it may be filled by appointment within 30 days of the vacancy.  If the Board does not fill the vacancy by appointment, the Board Secretary will call a special election to fill the vacancy.  Candidates for a seat created by a vacancy must file their nomination papers 25 days before the special election.

It is the responsibility of the county commissioner of elections to conduct school elections.


Approved:  December 10, 2002

Reviewed:  July 13, 2015

Revised:  December 9, 2008

Legal Reference:  Iowa Code §§ 39; 45, 63, 69; 274.7; 277; 278.1, 279.7 (2013).

Cross Reference:  202 Board of Directors Members; 203 Board of Directors' Conflict of Interest