The DCG Special Election was held on Tuesday, April 11. We would like to share the unofficial results with our community. Please note, Dallas County and Polk County still need to canvas the results, so the totals won’t be official until later this month.
DCG School Board Director – At-Large
Nancy Baker Curtis was elected as a School Board At-Large Director. She will be seated until November 2023. Nancy Baker Curtis received 809 votes. Matthew Moran received 580 votes. There were also five write-in votes.
DCG School Board Director – District 1
Nick Fiala was elected as School Board Director in District 1. He will be seated until November 2025. Fiala received 190 votes. Kendra Wolf received 175 votes.
Method of Election for School Board Directors
Voters decided to stay with School Board Director Districts. Voters cast 1,004 no votes (stay with four director districts and three at-large directors) and 372 yes votes (move to seven at-large directors). The current Dallas Center-Grimes School Board will now use Director Map #3 (shown below).
Click here to view results in Polk County.
Click here to view results in Dallas County.
Note: The totals need to be added together for the total vote count.
The DCG School Board plans to have both of the new directors sworn in by the end of April. We would like to thank our community for voting in the DCG Special Election. We will publish the official vote totals as soon as we receive them from Dallas County and Polk County.
On Tuesday, April 11, the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District will be holding a special election. The ballot will feature three DCG CSD topics.
Voting Locations – Polk County – Polls Open 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Grimes 2 – Maranatha Baptist Church – 877 SE 19th Street
- Grimes 3 – Grimes United Methodist Church – 801 W. 1st Street
- Grimes 4 – St. Peter Lutheran Church – 1001 S. James Street
- Grimes 5 – Grimes United Methodist Church – 801 W. 1st Street
Click here for more Polk County voting information. Polk County voters must vote in Polk County at their regular City/School voting location and the precinct they reside in. Click here to find your polling location.
Voting Locations – Dallas County – Polls Open 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Emmanuel United Methodist Church – 1910 Locust Street, Granger
- 1st Presbyterian Church – 1204 13th Street, Dallas Center
- Adel Public Library – 303 S. 10th Street, Adel
Click here for additional Dallas County voting information. Dallas County voters must vote in Dallas County and need to contact the Dallas County Auditor to confirm their location. Click here to find your polling location.
Topic 1 – Method of Election for School Board Directors
In 2022, the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School Board initiated the process of passing a resolution that would shift our district’s Method of Election for School Board Directors to seven at-large positions. This would be a change from our previous system, which featured four School Board Director Districts and three at-large positions. Community members filed a petition at the February 2023 DCG School Board meeting and our current School Board voted to take this issue to a public vote.
At the March 6 DCG Special School Board meeting, directors came to a consensus of using Director District Map #3, if voted on by the public. The DCG School Board will officially vote on using Map #3 during the March 27 DCG School Board meeting.
Director District Map #3 Outline
District 1 – The western boundary of District 1 is James Street and the southern boundary crosses Highway 44. This director district is primarily centered in the northeast corner of our district. Heritage Elementary is in District 1.
District 2 – The western boundary of District 2 is County Line Road (Y Avenue). Most of the southern boundary follows Highway 44 with a small portion of the southern boundary following NW 3rd Street Place. The east boundary is James Street. North Ridge Elementary is in District 2.
District 3 – The west boundary of District 3 follows County Line Road (Y Avenue) and then moves inward around SW 7th and around SW Maplewood Drive. The south boundary is the southern edge of the district boundary from County Line Road to Highway 141. South Prairie Elementary is in District 3.
District 4 – Geographically the largest district, District 4 encompasses all of Dallas County and contains a small portion of Polk County in Grimes with an eastern border along SW Kennybrook Drive and SW Maplewood Drive. Dallas Center Elementary, DCG Middle School, Oak View and DCG High School are in District #4.
In summary, on April 11, voters will be deciding between an all at-large director plan OR the Director District Map #3 with 4 directors from districts and 3 at-large directors (if formally approved at the March 27, 2023 DCG School Board meeting).
Official Ballot Question
Shall the Board of Directors of the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District, in the County of Dallas, State of Iowa, change the method of election of its seven (7) directors, from three (3) directors elected at large by the electors of the entire district, no more than two at each regular school election, and election of the remaining four (4) directors as residents of and by the electors of individual geographic districts established on the basis of population and identified as director districts, no more than two at each regular school election, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 275.12(2)(e), to all seven (7) directors elected at large from the entire school district by the electors of the entire school district pursuant to Iowa Code Section 275.12(2)(a)?
Topic 2 – School Board Director Position – At-Large Candidate
Our community will be voting for an at-large School Board Director position, following the resignation of Marco Bejarno. This candidate will join the DCG School Board and will be seated through November 2023.
Candidates running for the At-Large Director position: Nancy Baker Curtis | Matthew Moran
Topic 3 – School Board Director Position – Director District 1
A portion of our community will be voting for a School Board Director position in District 1 (near Heritage Elementary), following the resignation of Mark Wills. This candidate will join the DCG School Board and will be seated through November 2025.
Candidates running for the Director District 1 position: Nick Fiala | Kendra Wolf
Our district held a School Board Candidate Forum on Monday, April 3. Click here to watch the forum, featuring all four candidates. DCG CSD encourages our community to get involved in this process and vote on April 11, 2023.