njschoolboardassocNJSBA has posted its updated 2017 November Election Candidate Kit on the NJSBA website, at www.njsba.org/candidacy.

About 90 percent of the state’s school boards will hold elections on the General Election date, Nov. 8, 2016. The deadline for candidates to submit their nominating petition is 4 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017.

New this year, the Candidate Kit includes an NJSBA-produced video “Consider Serving on Your Local School Board!” in which board members discuss their role.

Residents interested in board member candidacy can download the free Candidate Kit, which includes information on:

  • Important Dates
  • Nominating Petition
  • Sample News Release for Business Administrators
  • Colorful “Vote” Poster for downloading
  • How to Become a School Board Member
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Requirements of the New Jersey School Ethics Act
  • Criminal Background Checks
  • 2016 School Election and Budget Procedures Calendar
  • Campaign Reporting Requirements
  • Candidate Briefings
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