Board packets are ready for pick-up at the CCA Administration Office at 1486 Highway 6 NW, Oxford.
Candidate filing deadline is September 21, 2023
2023 School Board Election
On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, Iowans across the state will head to the polls to vote for the men and women who will govern the education of more than 483,000 students. Local communities elect school board members every other year for four-year terms.
At CCA, 5 school board positions are open for election this year on November 7, 2023. The Iowa Association of School Boards urges the public to make education a priority by paying attention to local campaigns and voting on Nov. 7.
While there is no “ideal” board member profile, the Iowa Association of School Boards suggests voters look for these basic characteristics in candidates in order to elect effective board members.
- They must have a laser-like focus on improving achievement for all students.
- They act with professionalism and integrity when monitoring district finances.
- They understand the board’s roles and responsibilities.
- They work well as a member of a team.
- They can commit the time and energy required to be effective.
CCA School Board Expectations:
- 1-2 days of orientation
- monthly board meetings
- monthly board workshops
- One on one meetings with the superintendent every 2-3 weeks
- Special sessions
- Each board member is on at least one committee
- Community meetings
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.
2023 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
There are five seats up in the 2023 election for the Clear Creek Amana School Board. Below are the seats up for election. Candidates must live in the district they are running in.
- At-Large (2)
- District 1 (1)
- District 3 (1)
- District 2 (1)
ABOUT AT-LARGE/DIRECTOR DISTRICT SEATS
Members of the Clear Creek Amana Board of Education consist of three (3) At Large Directors, and four (4) District Directors that serve a specific geographic area of the District. A Director district map showing the boundaries of the four (4) districts can be found here. Directors serve the students and citizens of the school district and they serve four year terms. CCA CSD registered voters can vote for all districts and at-large seats. At-large directors can live anywhere within the CCA school district boundaries and district directors must live within the boundaries of their district.
Please visit the links below for key dates in the 2023 election and additional resources that may be of interest to School Board candidates.
Key Dates for 2023 School Board Elections PDF
IASB School Board Candidate Guide PDF
Iowa Secretary of State Candidate Paperwork PDF
School Board Election FAQs PDF
Iowa Secretary of State's School Election Resources Website
IOWA BOARD OF ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE RESOURCES
Visit the Iowa Board of Ethics and Campaign Disclosure website for information on topics including:
Political advertising disclaimers
Permitted and prohibited corporate activity
Independent expenditures/in-kind contributions
Duties of a committee treasurer
Prohibition in use of public funds for political purposes
Guidelines for campaign fundraising
KEY DATES FOR SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
If you are preparing for the fall school board elections, these key dates can help.
Aug. 28: Candidate filing begins.
Sept. 21: Candidate filing deadline by 5 p.m.
Sept. 26: Candidate withdrawal deadline by 5 p.m. (last day for candidates to withdraw by filing a written request with the school secretary).
Oct. 24: Public Candidate question and answer forum at 6 PM at the High School Performing Arts Center
Nov. 7: School election day. Polls are open from 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Nov. 13 or 14: Tier 1 canvass of votes for all school districts: first Monday or Tuesday after the election, unless these dates fall on a legal holiday, then it pushes back one day. This is the only and final election canvass for school districts located within one county.
Nov. 20 or 21: Tier 2 canvass of votes for districts whose boundary lines fall within multiple counties: second Monday or Tuesday after the election, unless these dates fall on a legal holiday, then it pushes back one day. This is the second and final election canvass for those districts. Clear Creek Amana CSD serves two counties.
Dates vary: No date is legally specified for the organizational meeting. It is the first regular meeting or a special meeting held before the first regular meeting following the final canvass. During this meeting, the board organizes for the new term.