Board of Education
The District 49 Board of Education works to advance excellence in public education through effective leadership by locally elected directors. The Board of Education is comprised of five directors that represent five specific areas of the school district. See which director district your home is in with the interactive map, below.
The Colorado Association of School Boards was established in 1940 to provide a structure through which school board members could unite in their efforts to promote the interests and welfare of Colorado’s 178 school districts. CASB represents and advocates for more than 1,000 school board members and superintendents statewide to groups both within and outside the K–12 education community. CASB provides services, information and training programs to support school board members as they govern their local districts. Membership benefits and solutions are designed to enhance school board effectiveness and help board members increase their knowledge, boost their efficiency and connect with their communities.
District 49 provides educational opportunities in more than 133 square miles of suburban and rural areas, from Colorado Springs to the Falcon area of El Paso County. In November 2015, the district's electorate approved an option to ensure local representation. The approved ballot measure changed the school district's plan of representation from five at-large seats to five director districts.During an election, only voters who reside within the boundaries of a director district are eligible to cast a vote for that district's candidate, so voters may choose who will best represent their area. The number of board directors will never exceed five, and each area of the district's community will have an opportunity to elect a director for a four-year term.Either search for a residence on the map, or input the street address and click on the lot.
Detailed Map of 2019 Director Districts
On April 18, 2018 El Paso County Election Precincts for District 49 were slighly modified. The Precinct 420 boundary was modified and Precinct 424 was added, both of which are in Director District 2.
Due to the addition of new votiing precincts in District 49 by the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder, new director district boundaries were approved by Board of Education Directors in November 2017.
Prior to the vote, a community input process, including the presentation of four options, with different combinations of mathematical balancing and geographical boundaries were presented. The community was asked to provide feedback through a survey.
Survey results were presented to the BOE directors prior to the vote.
Board of Education Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m., on the second Thursday of each month. Board of Education Work Sessions are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted.More information available on the BOE Meeting Page.Meeting Packets: As we begin a new school year, we are taking full advantage of the software we are using with BoardDocs and will not be recreating the content on this site as we have done in the past. The 2020-2021 Board of Education meetings information, documents, agendas, minutes, etc. can all be found on BoardDocs.BoardDocs Link: https://go.boarddocs.