Union Beach Board of Education
The New Jersey School Boards Association requests your help in encouraging interested parents and other citizens to serve on their local boards of education. We ask that you post a link to NJSBA's School Board Candidate Kit (www.njsba.org/candidacy) and a brief video produced by NJSBA, "Consider Serving on Your Local School Board!", on your district's website.
For 2016, the Candidate Kit includes information on the responsibilities of local school boards, qualifications for membership, and the process in filing for candidacy.
On November 8, in the General Election, school board members will be elected in more than 90 percent of New Jersey's school districts. While November may seem a long way off, the time to decide to run for the local board of education is now. Nominating petitions for this year's Annual School Election must be submitted to county clerks by 4 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2016.
New Jersey's 5,000 volunteer school board members govern the education of approximately 1.4 million public school students. No other public officials—elected or appointed—have as great an impact on the lives of our children.
As a local school board member for more than 18 years, I believe as strongly as ever in the positive impact of local school board governance on student achievement. I encourage citizens with a strong interest in the educational well-being of their communities' children to seriously consider school board office.