Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward filling a vital role for your community – that of a school board member.
NJSBA’s Candidate Kit provides vital resources, as downloadable PDFs listed below, as well as links to important websites for anyone considering running for their local school board.
If you are considering serving on your school board, take advantage of NJSBA’s online briefings that provide details about the responsibilities of serving on a local board of education. NJSBA’s online briefings include three videos that address leadership, legal issues, and the role of a board member. Candidates can also listen to a recorded online radio broadcast, “What Board Members Need to Know When They’re Elected.”
The work of a school board has become increasingly complex, but rest assured, if you’re elected or appointed to your school board, you won’t “go it alone.” As New Jersey’s only service organization whose sole mission is to train, assist and represent the state’s local boards of education, the New Jersey School Boards Association,will be with you every step of the way.
– Donald Webster, Jr., President, New Jersey School Boards Association