Considering a Run For School Board? [updated]

It’s almost time for candidates for school board to start filing nomination petitions and the Iowa Association of School Boards has resources for prospective candidates and has also reposted the video, So You Think You Want to Run for the School Board?

Update: IASB has taken down the video I originally linked here, but has now posted a video of the IASB webinar Ten Tips for the School Board Candidate.

Key dates for 2015:

  • Monday, July 6th is the fist day to file nomination petitions.
  • Thursday, July 30th is the last day to file nomination petitions.
  • Tuesday, September 8th is School Election Day.

Nomination papers are to be filed with the secretary of the Board of Education of the school district (not the county auditor’s office).  Check the county auditor website for signature requirements (generally 1% of the registered voters in the school district or 50 signatures, whichever is less).

Here are links to the Johnson County Auditor’s school election pageICCSD’s school election page, and an old post from this blog, Proper Role of the School Board.