NJSBA’s 2012 Candidate Kit Is Now Available Online
NJSBA has posted the 2012 Candidate Kit online at www.njsba.org/candidacy. This year’s Annual School Election will be held April 17, and the deadline for candidates to submit their nominating petition is 4 p.m. Feb. 27.
School board secretaries and residents interested in board member candidacy can download the free kit, which includes:
- Information on how to become a school board member
- Candidates’ frequently asked questions
- A nominating petition for the Annual School Election
- Information on requirements under the New Jersey School Ethics Act
- Candidate Briefings
Note that the time and dates have not been announced for the Candidate Briefings – which will be conducted through regional in-person programs in March and, for the first time, online. School board secretaries and prospective candidates are asked to check the online Candidate Kit for updates to the time and date of the briefings.
For School Board Secretaries Specifically for local school board secretaries, the online Candidate Kit also includes a sample news release that can be modified with information about vacancies specific to the district, and sent to local media.
The kit also includes a Vote poster that urges citizens to vote in the Annual School Election. The poster can be printed locally and displayed in public places throughout the community.For further information about school board candidacy, contact NJSBA’s Communications Department at (888) 886-5722, extension 5209.