School Board Election 2021

  • The next school board election will be held on November 2, 2021. Three directors will be elected in the November 2021 election. 

    Directors with terms expiring in 2021 include:

    • Laura Case, Current President (2013-2021)
    • Danielle Wolf, Current Director (2017-2021)
    • Courtney Cabrera, Appointed to Vacancy (2021-2021)

    President Laura Case is term limited and will not be able to run in the upcoming election.
     
    Serving as a Board of Education Director for the Estes Park School District is a volunteer position and each director will serve a four-year term.  Board work sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Administration Building conference room on campus, and Regular Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom (in person meetings will resume once a location has been secured, normally meetings are held at the Town Hall located at 170 MacGregor Avenue).

    Traditionally, regular Board meetings are not held in the month of July. Board members also serve on one or more special designation committees that meet periodically throughout the school year that include Student Accountability Committees (SAC), District Accountability Committee (DAAC), Finance Committee, Agenda Planning, etc. 

    Board member candidate qualifications

    Pursuant to Colorado State Statutes, a candidate for the office of school board director:

    • Must be a registered elector of Estes Park District for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election;
       
    • Must be a resident of the district boundary for which he or she is a candidate at the time of filing the notice of intention and supporting petition; and
       
    • Must not have been convicted of, plead guilty or nolo contendere to, or received a deferred judgment and sentence for a sexual offense against a child.

    • Cannot be term limited. 

    Please note that candidate qualifications will be verified through the records of the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder. Background checks will be conducted.

    Throughout the election period, candidates are required to fulfill filing/reporting obligations. See the timeline (posted when available) and the Secretary of State’s office for details. 
    (Note: Fulfilling state filing requirements are the sole responsibility of the candidate)
     

     

    Board of Education/Designated Election Official: 

    Heather Gooch, Secretary to the Board | Heather_Gooch@estesschools.org | 970.586.2361 ext. 3001

     

Important Dates

  • August 4: First day for the designated election official to publish a call for nominations for school director election. The call shall state which director offices will be voted upon at the election, where to obtain nominating petitions, the number of signatures required, and the deadline for submitting the nominating petition. C.R.S. § 22-31-107(1.5).

    August 19: Last day for the designated election official to publish a call for nominationsC.R.S. § 22-31-107(1.5).

    August 27: Last day for school director candidates to file a nomination petition with circulators’ notarized affidavits, a notarized acceptance of nomination, and written notice of intent to be a candidate. C.R.S. §§ 1-4-803(2); 22-31-107(2). Deadline for candidate to submit to the county clerk an audio recording of the pronunciation of candidate’s name

    August 30: Deadline to file as a write-in candidate. 

    August 31: The election may be canceled if, at the close of business, there is no contest for any office, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be a write-in. If instructed by resolution of the board of education, the designated election official may cancel the election and declare candidates to be elected. C.R.S. § 1-5-208(1.5).

    September 3: Ballot order determined by lot drawing at 9:30 a.m.  

    November 2: Election Day