The Iowa Association of School Boards and Bettendorf Community School District urge Iowans passionate about education to consider running in the November 2nd school board election. Public schools need strong leadership and governance to ensure a bright future for all children and communities across the state.
Serving on a school board is a challenging, but rewarding job that requires leadership, vision and dedication. A school board member is entrusted with one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to a citizen: ensuring that Iowa schools help students reach high levels of educational achievement. Strong leadership is critical to moving education forward in our state. School board members play significant roles in their communities –they are charged with accountability for student learning, determining educational goals, setting policy, overseeing school finances and more.
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. Three positions in the seven-member Bettendorf Board of Education will be up for election this November.
Nominations for open seats can be filed between August 23 and September 16. See all key dates and deadlines at www.ia-sb.org/getonboard.
Nomination papers for school board seats are available on the district website www.bettendorf.k12.ia.us and from the Bettendorf Community School District Administration Center 3311 18th St., Bettendorf. School board candidates must obtain the signatures of at least 50 qualified electors of the district.
For information on rewards of board service, campaign finance disclosure law, conflict of interest, key dates and candidate education, visit www.ia-sb.org/getonboard.