In 2019, Ballotpedia is covering school board elections for 496 seats across 176 school districts. These districts span 23 states, and collectively, they served 6,425,522 students during the 2015-2016 school year—approximately 12.8 percent of all public school students in the nation. In addition to the 200 largest school districts as measured by student enrollment, Ballotpedia covers school districts that overlap with the 100 largest cities by population in the United States.
In 2018, Ballotpedia covered school board elections in 401 of America’s school districts. There were 941 school board seats up for grabs across 26 states. Collectively, these districts served 12,047,892 students during the 2015-2016 school year—approximately 24.4 percent of all public school students in the U.S.
Our marquee coverage of races in 2018 included elections in the Detroit Public Schools Community School District following the discovery of lead and copper in the district’s water supply, as well as elections in Broward County Public Schools in Florida in the aftermath of the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School.
Check with Ballotpedia regularly for information on races to watch in 2019 and for updates on important events in school districts across the nation.