Board of Education Director Districts
In 2018, Mapleton’s Board of Education asked voters to approve a School Board director district plan. The plan was approved, with Mapleton voters showing incredible support for the proposed director districts. Prior to the director district plan, Mapleton’s five Board of Education members served at large, with no designated director districts. This provided no assurance that all Mapleton neighborhoods were represented on the Board of Education.
Beginning with the 2019 Board of Education elections, Mapleton’s five Board of Education members will now each represent one of five director districts. This means that all neighborhoods will have representation on the Board.
"This plan was really about neighbors knowing neighbors," said Mapleton's Board of Education President Cindy Croisant. "Our role is to provide citizen governance for what our public schools need and what the community wants. The best way to do that is to make sure we are hearing about the needs and interests of all Mapleton's neighborhoods directly from our neighbors."
Director districts will also help Mapleton continue to respond to the needs of the community by ensuring that our Board of Education members stay connected, visible and in touch with the needs of their neighbors and neighborhood.
The plan will begin with the 2019 election, with one member elected from director district B and one member elected from director district D. In 2021, one member will be elected from director district A, another member from director district C, and another member from director district E.
The Mapleton Board of Education comprises five elected community volunteers who work many hours each year to represent the community and lead the District.
The Board approves the District curriculum, instructional materials, and annual budget.
How were the director districts determined?
The director districts were designed to be as equal in population as possible using census and county information. If the proposed plan of representation is approved, the new policy BBB would require periodic reviews of the director district boundaries.
What is the purpose of director districts?
School board members are elected representatives of the residents in the school district in which they reside. Through director districts, all neighborhoods in Mapleton Public Schools will have representation on the Board of Education. Current Board of Education members believe this plan will help them continue to respond to the needs of the community by ensuring board directors are connected, visible and in touch with needs of their neighbors and neighborhood.
How can I find out what director district I reside in?
Please call 303.853.1015 for additional information.