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.
Last Modified on June 20, 2020