There is a coordinated election for Denver Public Schools Board of Education on the first Tuesday in November of every odd-numbered year. The next election will take place November 5, 2013.
There are seven seats on the Board of Education: 5 director district seats and two at-large seats. The 2013 election will be for three director district seats and one at-large seat. The director districts up for election in 2013 are 2, 3 and 4.
Information for Candidates
To run for the school board, first file a Statement of Intent form.
A School District Director Candidate Information Packet is available for individuals interested in becoming school board candidates. The information packet contains sample forms and outlines all required steps to become a candidate.
Candidate and Campaign Contact Sheet -- Denver Elections contacts candidates using information provided on this form and also shares campaign links with the public on our website.
Maps of each of the director districts may be found on our Current Boundary Maps page. Note that these maps changed in 2012 as a result of redistricting.
Also, the Colorado Association of School Boards has assembled a useful web page of informational materials for school board candidates.
Thinking about using the city flag, seal or logo on your campaign materials? Read this first. These materials are restricted to official city use.
The Denver Elections Division will make pre-printed blank petition sections available at no charge to candidates who have filed a Statement of Intent form. These petition blanks will be available at the Elections Division, 200 W. 14th. Avenue, on Tuesday, August 6. Petitions cannot be circulated until Wednesday, August 7 for the 2013 election.
The requirements for the nomination and qualification of candidates for School District Director are detailed in C.R.S. § 22-31-101 et seq. Election procedures for school elections for School District No. 1 in the City and County of Denver are governed by C.R.S. § 1-1-101, et seq.