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Strong public schools depend on effective leadership

Invest in the future-get on board.


The Iowa Association of School Boards and Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools urge Iowans passionate about education to consider running in the November 2, 2021 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.

School board members are elected to serve four-year terms, with elections taking place in odd­ numbered years. Those elected receive no pay.

The Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools has 2 seats up for election on November 2. Nominations for open seats can be filed between August 23 and September 16. See all key dates and deadlines at www.ia-sb.org/getonboard.

Nomination papers for school board seats are available from the Robyn Lane, board secretary at the School District Office, 1000 Schroder Drive Cresco, IA 52136. School board candidates must obtain the signatures of at least 50 qualified electors of the district.

For information on the rewards of board service, campaign finance disclosure law, conflict of interest, key dates and candidate education, visit www.ia-sb.org/getonboard.