Strong Public Schools Depend on Effective Leadership
The Clear Creek Amana Community School District urges community members of the CCA Community School District to consider running in the November 5 school board election. Public schools need strong leadership and governance to ensure a bright future for all children and communities across the state.
Strong leadership is critical to moving education forward in our state. School board members play significant roles in their communities - they must have leadership, vision and dedication. They are charged with accountability for student learning, determining educational goals, setting policy, overseeing school finances and more. At CCA it is also important that we have leaders managing our growth.
Qualifications: Any person who is a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older, a resident of the school district (and director district) and is eligible to register to vote may become a candidate for the school board.
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 the children and communities.
The Clear Creek Amana Community School District has 4 seats up for election on November 5. Nominations for open seats can be filed between August 26 and September 19.
Current Seats Up For Election:
At-Large: Terry Davis
At-Large: Matt McAreavy
District 1: Jennifer Mooney
District 3: Steve Swenka
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.
Nomination papers for school board seats are available from the board secretary, Lori Robertson at the District Administration Office, 1486 Highway 6 NW, Oxford. CCA School board candidates must obtain the signature of at least 50 electors.
For more information on rewards of board service, campaign finance disclosure law, conflict of interest, key dates and candidate education, visit www.ia-sb.org/getonboard.
KEY DATES FOR NOVEMBER 2019 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
If you are preparing for the fall school board elections, these key dates can help. Download a PDF outlining the key dates.
Aug. 26: First day to file nomination papers with the board secretary, Lori Robertson at the CCA Admin Office.
Sept. 19: Last day to file nomination papers with the board secretary. Deadline is 5 p.m.
Sept. 20: Board secretaries deliver nomination papers to controlling commissioner. Deadline is noon.
Sept. 21: Vacancies or resignations on a school board occurring after this date must be filled at the school board election if a valid petition for election is filed. Any appointments made will be temporary until the election. Note that this is a Saturday.
Sept. 24: Last day candidates may withdraw. Last day written objections to nomination papers or eligibility of candidates may be filed. Deadline is 5 p.m.
Oct. 9: Clear Creek Amana Community Candidate Forum at the District Administration Office, 1486 Highway 6 NW, Oxford, IA 52322.
Nov. 5: School election day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.