2013 School Board Elections
The regular school election will be held on September 10, 2013. Four (4) Waukee Community School District board positions are open for election this year.
Strong leadership in every school district is critical to moving education forward in this state. School board members play significant roles in their communities – members must have leadership, vision and dedication. School board members are locally elected public officials charged with accountability for student learning, determining educational goals, setting policy, overseeing school finances and other duties. Across Iowa, nearly 2,000 men and women serve on local school boards, guiding the education of more than 475,000 young people at an annual expenditure of more than $5.1 billion.
School board members are elected to serve four-year terms, with elections taking place in odd-numbered years. Those elected receive no pay. Experienced school board members say the rewards of service lie in meeting the needs of children and communities.
The filing period for school election candidates will begin on Monday, July 8 and end on Thursday, August 1 at 5 p.m. Nomination papers that have been accepted for filing by must be delivered to the county auditor on Friday, August 2 by 5 p.m. The auditor cannot accept nomination papers earlier than August 2 because they are required to be available for public inspection at the school office during the filing period. School board candidates must obtain the signatures of at least one percent of the qualified electors of the district or 50 electors, whichever is less, but at least 10 signatures.
The school secretary is the filing officer for candidate nomination papers in school elections, but the county auditor’s office is available as a resource to help you if you have questions during this process.
The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board is hosting a “Candidate School” on July 19 at the Jesse Parker Building on the Iowa State Capitol grounds, 510 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, in the Vocational Rehabilitation Building’s Grant Room facility. The school will run from 1-3 p.m., with all candidates and their committee members welcome to participate. Please register by July 8 to Sharon Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the IECD Board.
School Board Election Materials
- Candidate’s Checklist
- FAQ Elections 2013
- The Informed Candidate
- Quick Reference Guide for Candidates
Comprehensive information for board candidates can be found online from IASB at http://www.ia-sb.org/boardelections.aspx.