Colorado Revised Statutes Title 22. Education § 22-31-131. Election procedures in districts composed of a city and county

(1) The regular biennial school election in each school district coterminous with a city and county shall be held on the first Tuesday in November of each odd-numbered year, shall be conducted and supervised by the election commission of the city and county, and shall be governed by the provisions of articles 1 to 13 of title 1, C.R.S.

(1.5)(a) The general assembly hereby finds and declares that:

(I) In enacting section 7 of article XX of the state constitution , the people of the state of Colorado recognized the uniqueness of the city and county of Denver and provided for the city and county of Denver to constitute a single school district, district number 1;

(II)  Section 7 of article XX of the state constitution , provides that the conduct, affairs, and business of district number 1 for the city and county of Denver be in the hands of a board of education consisting of such numbers and elected in such manner as the general school laws of the state shall provide;

(III) The principle of shared decision-making by the board of education, the individual school, and the parents of children enrolled in the individual school is being stressed in district number 1;

(IV) All communities of district number 1, especially the parents of pupils enrolled in the district, should be represented on the board of education and the views of such communities will be better represented if five of the seven members of the board of education are elected under a director district plan of representation;

(V) Such a director district plan of representation for district number 1 would promote accountability of members of the board of education of district number 1 to the needs of their constituents.

(b)(I) On and after January 1, 1993, each school district coterminous with a city and county shall elect a seven-member board of education with one eligible elector elected from each of five director districts and two eligible electors elected from the district at large.  Directors elected from each of the five director districts shall be voted on by the eligible electors residing within the director district only, but the two directors elected at large shall be voted on by the electors of the entire district.  Directors shall be elected for four-year terms.

(II) The board of education for school district number 1 shall provide for the revision of the director district boundaries following each federal census.

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