2021 School Board Election

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    On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 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 member every other year for four-year terms.

    At CCA, four school board positions are open for election this year on November 2, 2021. The Iowa Association of School Boards urges the public to make education a priority by paying attention to local campaigns and voting on Nov. 2. 

    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.

    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.


    There are four seats up in the 2021 election for the Clear Creek Amana School Board. Below is the district and the candidates for that position.  Meet the Candidates Here.

    • At-Large (1) - Shaun Kukuzke, Joshua Bates
    • District 2 - Joe Burns
    • District 3 - Michelle Emmel, Jennifer Downes
    • District 4 - Abdouramane Bila, Kara Prickett


    Members of the Clear Creek Amana Board of Education consists 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. 

    Please visit the links below for key dates in the 2021 election and additional resources that may be of interest to School Board candidates.

    Timeline and Important Dates
    IASB School Board Candidate Guide
    Candidate Paperwork
    School Board Election FAQs
    Iowa Secretary of State's School Election Resources
    Candidate Conduct