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Do you have what it takes to LEAD Denver? Run for Denver Public Schools Board of Education.

Running for school board can be challenging. But more than anything, it’s hugely impactful and important. The Denver Public Schools Board of Directors directs policy changes, sets and approves the budget, and serves as the final decision-maker for many issues that impact students and families. It’s vitally important that qualified, community-minded candidates take the leap to run for school board.

To run for DPS school board you must:

  • be a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months before the election and be a resident of the director district represented if applicable.
  • not be convicted of commission of a sexual offense against a child.
  • Board candidates run on a not-partisan basis.
  • file a written notice of intention to be a candidate and a nomination petition signed by at least fifty (50) eligible electors who are registered to vote in the regular biennial school election. Nomination petitions can be obtained at the Denver Elections Division, 200 W. 14 Ave., St. 100, Denver, Colo. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Candidates for School District Director may not circulate the nomination petition for signatures prior to ninety days before the election. Completed petitions should be submitted to the Denver Elections Division no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2023.

For more information, visit the Colorado Secretary of State website and the Denver Elections Division website.