Becoming a School Board Member

Becoming A School Board Member:

NJSBA's Candidate Kit provides vital resources, as well as links to important websites for anyone considering running for their local school board.

NJSBA’s 2021 November School Board Election Candidate Kit

Now Available Online for Downloading



NJSBA has posted the 2021 November Election Candidates Kit online at NJSBA Candidates Kit on the NJSBA website.


This year’s November School Election will be held November 2, 2021. The deadline for candidates to submit their nominating petition is 4 p.m. July 26, 2021.


School board secretaries and residents interested in board member candidacy can download the free kit, which includes information on:


  • Important Dates
  • Nominating Petition
  • Sample News Release for Business Administrators
  • 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
  • Campaign Reporting Requirements


If you have any questions, please contact Ann Marie Smith in the NJSBA Communications Department at [email protected].

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