July 31, 2021

Iowa school board elections are held in November of odd-numbered years. The next school board election will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The Decorah CSD Board of Directors has two seats up for election; both seats are four-year terms. School Board volunteers are highly valued leaders in the district as they are elected to represent what is best for students, families, and staff. Board members volunteer their time by collaborating and holding monthly board meetings that focus on developing effective policies, establishing efficient budgets, and advocating for high-quality public education that prepares students for success.  Interested community members can learn more by accessing the information below:

  • Review information about school elections provided by the Iowa Association of School Boards and the Iowa Secretary of State.
  • Review information about educational opportunities for school board candidates and new school board members by the Iowa Association of School Boards.
  • Contact Decorah CSD Board Secretary Darlene Woodhouse to receive specific information about the election process.
  • First Day for Candidate Filing: The first day for candidates to file nomination papers with Board Secretary Darlene Woodhouse is Monday, August 23, 2021.
  • Candidate Filing Deadline: Nomination papers are due to Darlene Woodhouse by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021.
  • School Board Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Polls open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Community members interested in running for school board can contact Board Secretary Darlene Woodhouse or Superintendent Mark Lane for assistance in understanding and navigating the process.