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201 Board of Directors' Elections

Code No. 201


The school election takes place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. Each annual school election is held to elect at least one citizen to the board to maintain a seven member board and to address other 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 in accordance with the timelines established by law.

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.

NOTE: This policy states the legal requirements for school board elections and the filling of Vacancies.

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code §§ 39; 45; 47-53; 56-57; 63, 69; 274.7; 277; 278.1, 279.7 (2013).

Cross Reference:
202     Board of Directors Members

203     Board of Directors' Conflict of Interest

Approved: 07-09-08

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Revised: 04-27-22