Board of Directors Election

Call for Nominations

The Board of Education of Poudre School District R-1 in the County of Larimer, State of Colorado, calls for nomination of candidates for school directors to be placed on the ballot for the regular biennial school election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. 

At this election, four School Board Directors will be elected representing director districts A, B, F and G, each for a term of office for four years.  To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months before the election and a resident of the director district which will be represented. A person is ineligible to run for school director if that person has been convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child. 

A person who desires to be a candidate for school director shall file a written notice of intention to be a candidate and a nomination petition signed by at least 50 eligible electors who are registered to vote in the regular biennial school election.

Nomination petitions and other required forms may be obtained at the Poudre School District Johannsen Support Services Center, 2407 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, on or after August 7, 2019.

Completed forms and petitions shall be submitted to Tessa Oppenheimer at the address listed above no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 30, 2019.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Board of Education of Poudre School District, County of Larimer, State of Colorado has caused this call for nominations to be given this 7th day of August 2019.


2019 School Board Director Candidate Election 

Poudre School District (PSD) has established a director district plan of representation. All school directors are voted on at large (i.e. - eligible electors of the school district vote for one candidate from each director district). Four directors will be elected at the November 5, 2019 election.

Directors with terms expiring are:


Current Director


A (map)  DJ Anderson (appointed) 4 year
(map) Nate Donovan 4 year
(map) Rob Petterson 4 year
G (map) Naomi Johnson (appointed) 4 year
To determine what board director district you live in, please click on this interactive PSD director district map.


Serving as a PSD Board of Education Director is a volunteer position. Board of Education directors serve four-year terms. Meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.  The meeting on the second Tuesday is a full business meeting beginning with a dinner session usually beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meeting on the fourth Tuesday usually begins at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner session then a short business meeting at 6:30 p.m. followed by a work session. Traditionally, regular Board meetings are not held in the month of July. Board directors also meet several times a year in retreat and serve on one or more special committees that meet periodically throughout the school year.

Board Member Candidate Qualifications

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

  • Shall be a registered elector of Poudre School District for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election;
  • Shall be a resident of the director district for which he or she is a candidate; and
  • Shall 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.

Please note background checks will be conducted.

Throughout the election period, candidates are required to fulfill filing/reporting obligations outside of Poudre School District. See the Larimer County Clerk’s office and the Secretary of State’s office for details.

Note: Fulfilling filing requirements are the sole responsibility of the candidate.