Board members are elected to three-year terms by local voters. School Board elections are held in November. Board members elected in November are sworn in and take their seats in January. If a vacancy occurs between elections, the current Board will appoint a new board member to serve until the next election.
To become a Board member in NJ, a person must be able to read and write, hold a United States citizenship, be registered to vote, and must not hold an office as mayor or member of the local government.
For information regarding the School Board elections, contact the Bergen County Clerk’s Office (201)336-7000 or visit the New Jersey School Board Association’s website at www.njsba.org.