NJSBA seeks 12 candidates to serve on the Association’s Nominating Committee, the body that recommends a slate of candidates to serve as president and three vice presidents of NJSBA.
The Nominating Committee’s role is important to NJSBA, as it makes recommendations for the best-qualified candidates to serve as Association officers. The Nominating Committee will make its recommendations to the local school board members at NJSBA’s May 2012 Delegate Assembly, where the delegates will select who will serve as NJSBA’s officers for the coming two years.
School board members who are interested in serving on NJSBA’s Nominating Committee should contact Barbara Deveney via email.
Committee Composition According to NJSBA bylaws, the Nominating Committee members serve for two-year terms. There must be a two-year break in service for a member to serve on the committee again.
There are four Nominating Committee members elected by the Board of Directors, by geographic area; four elected by the County Association Leadership, by geographic area; and four at-large members selected by the president, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. NJSBA’s President is a non-voting member, and the Immediate Past President is a voting member.
According to the bylaws, the president names the chair. No two members may be from the same county. Diversity in composition (gender, race, district size and District Factor Grouping) is to be reflected in the committee to the extent possible.
Member Eligibility Each Nominating Committee candidate must have served at least one full term as a school board member. Nominating Committee members cannot be nominated to fill any NJSBA office.
The Nominating Committee interviews each candidate for the office of president of NJSBA, as well as the office of vice president for finance, vice president of county affairs, and vice president of legislation/resolutions. The committee may ask candidates to be re-interviewed for another position. If there are no qualified candidates, the committee may choose not to nominate anyone for the position.
By Feb. 25, 2012, the Nominating Committee must present the slate of candidates to NJSBA’s executive director.
NJSBA’s general counsel will inform the Nominating Committee of ethical guidelines, and the general counsel will also discuss the code of conduct for candidates for president and vice president positions.
NJSBA Officers NJSBA also encourages qualified board members to begin considering candidacy for NJSBA’s Executive Committee, which will be selected in May 2012.
In November 2011, NJSBA will post an application form in both the print and electronic versions of the School Board Notes newsletter. Positions open are the presidency and vice presidencies for county activities, finance, and legislation/resolutions. Each office is for a two-year term, from May 2012 to May 2014.