Filling the District 3 School Board Seat

There’s an empty chair at the School Board’s table to be filled. Are you interested in serving on the Board? Or simply want to know more about the process to select a new School Board member? This web page contains a range of information about how this empty chair will be filled to ensure that all of Des Moines is well-represented on the School Board.

This vacancy is being created as School Board member Natasha Newcomb, who represents District 3, announced her resignation from the Des Moines School Board effective December 31, 2018.

The term for this seat on the School Board was originally set to expire in 2019.

However, due to the vacancy, the School Board now has 30 days to select and appoint a person to serve until the next election. At that time voters in District 3 will elect someone to a new full term on the Board.

For more information about the process – including how to apply, the selection process, a map of the district and more – please visit the appropriate links in the menu to the right.

Questions about the selection process? Please contact:

Cindy Elsbernd, School Board Chair