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School Board Elections


Check back for information about the September 2017 School Board election.

In Iowa, school board members, or directors, are elected to serve four-year terms. School Board elections are held on the second Tuesday of every-other odd-numbered year.

School Board members are an unpaid elected position.

Please check this page next year for additional information about the next election.

Director Districts

On September 13, 2011 voters in the Des Moines school district approved a proposal to elect school board members by director districts. Following the 2015 election, three school board members will be elected at-large and four will be elected by director districts. In the past, all Des Moines school board members were elected at-large. The school board adopted, and the Iowa Secretary of State approved, a map which created four districts, each one representing at least one high school.

Click on the image below to see an enlarged version of the director district map or click here to download a PDF of the director districts map.

For a more detailed map of each director district, download one of the following PDFs from the Polk County Election Office: