School Board Elections
The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) and the North Polk Community School District (NPCSD) urges Iowans passionate about education to consider running in the November 5 school board elections. Public schools need strong leadership and governance to ensure a bright future for all children and communities across the state.
Strong leadership is critical to moving education forward in our district. School board members play significant roles in our community – they must have leadership, vision, and dedication. They are charged with accountability for student learning, determining educational goals, setting policy, overseeing school finances and more.
This year, NPCSD has three seats up for election on November 5. School board members are elected to serve four-year terms; however, one of North Polk’s openings is a shortened two-year term due to the resignation of a previously elected member. The other two seats are the standard four-year terms.
To obtain the required paperwork or inquire about school board candidacy, individuals are asked to visit the North Polk Administration Office located at 13930 NE 6th Street, Alleman, IA 50007 between the hours of 8AM-3:30PM on days in which school is in session. School board candidates must obtain the signatures of at least 50 qualified electors. Nomination forms for school board seats can be filed with the district’s administration office between August 26 and September 19.
All key dates and deadlines, as well as additional information and frequently asked questions, can be found online through the IASB website at www.ia-sb.org/getonboard.