School Board Election 2021
School board elections will be held this year on Tuesday, Nov. 2. There will be three seats on the ballot.
The School Board represents the parents and citizens of our community. In the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS), School Board members are elected at-large, or represent the entire school district. They receive no compensation for their service. Each School Board member is elected for a term of four years. Terms are staggered to ensure continuity of leadership.
Board Candidate Information
A candidate must be an eligible elector in the school district at the time of the election. An eligible elector must be a citizen of the United States, be a resident of Iowa, and be at least 18 years old. The filing period for school board candidates ended at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16.
Candidate Forum: Monday, Oct. 18 (Zoom)
The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce invites area residents to meet the candidates running for seats on the WDMCS Board of Education at a forum scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. The forum will be held virtually via Zoom. Each candidate will be given the opportunity to make individual introductory statements followed by questions from the audience.
The general public is invited to attend at no charge. Questions can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Dates for November 2021 School Board Elections
Aug. 23: Candidate filing begins.
Sept. 16: Candidate filing deadline by 5 p.m.
Sept. 21: Candidate withdrawal deadline by 5 p.m. (last day for candidates to withdraw by filing a written request with the school secretary).
Nov. 2: School election day. Polls are open from 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Learn more about school board elections by visiting the websites listed below.