TRENTON, May 28, 2021 —NJSBA’s School Board Candidate’s Kit for the November 2, 2021 election is now available online at

The kit includes information about the process of filing for school board candidacy, key dates in the school election process, the roles and responsibilities of local school board members, the New Jersey School Ethics Act, and other important subjects.

“The work of a school board has become increasingly complex, but rest assured, if you’re elected or appointed to your school board, you won’t ‘go it alone,’ ” said NJSBA President Irene LeFebvre. She also noted that NJSBA is New Jersey’s only service organization whose sole mission is to train, assist and represent the state’s local boards of education. “With the New Jersey School Boards Association offering support and training, you will find your term of service on your district board extremely rewarding.”

The filing deadline for school board candidacy in the November 2021 election is 4 p.m., Monday, July 26. Nominating petitions are filed with the county clerk.


The New Jersey School Boards Association is a federation of the state’s local boards of education and includes the majority of New Jersey’s charter schools as associate members. NJSBA provides training, advocacy and support to advance public education and promote the achievement of all students through effective governance.