On Feb. 24 and 25, the NJSBA Nominating Committee met, pursuant to Article VII, Section 5 of the Association bylaws, to interview candidates for officer positions. Eight applications were received, three for president, two for vice president for county activities, one for vice president of finance and two for vice president for legislation/resolutions.

The committee interviewed all eight applicants and prepared a report selecting a candidate for president, vice president for county activities, and vice president for legislation/resolutions. All officer positions will be voted upon at the Annual Delegate Assembly on Saturday, May 20.

The Nominating Committee submits the following candidates to serve during the 2017-2019 term of office:

PRESIDENT – Daniel Sinclair, Lakeland Regional Board of Education (Passaic)

VICE PRESIDENT FOR COUNTY ACTIVITIES – Christy Tighe, Greenwich Township Board of Education (Warren)

VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE – Michael R. McClure, Maple Shade Board of Education, (Burlington)

VICE PRESIDENT FOR LEGISLATION/RESOLUTIONS – Brandon Pugh, Moorestown Board of Education (Burlington)

Nomination by Petition According to NJSBA bylaws, candidates for all positions may also be nominated by petition. Such a petition must be signed by at least 10 members, from at least five different boards of education, filed with the NJSBA executive director, and received no later than April 4 at 5:00 p.m.

No candidate may be nominated unless he or she has previously served one full term as a board member prior to his/her election to office. The signatures need not all appear upon a single petition and any number of petitions may be filed on behalf of a candidate, but no petition shall contain the endorsement of more than one candidate. A report of all candidates nominated by petition shall be submitted in advance of the meeting to the district boards of education.

Nominations by petition may be sent by the following methods: via e-mail to bdeveney@njsba.org (with scanned signature); by fax to (609) 695-1577, Attn: Barbara Deveney; by registered/receipt requested mail or regular mail to New Jersey School Boards Association, 413 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618, Attn: Barbara Deveney; or by hand delivery to NJSBA headquarters.

The written consent of the candidate for nomination by petition must be filed with the executive director within the same time limit.

When submitting a nomination by petition, a candidate should include a “head-and-shoulders” photo and brief resume, including a 200-word statement explaining why he or she is seeking the position. Resumes should contain information under the following headings: local board activities, county activities, NJSBA activities, education, and employment/community activities. A sample nominating petition may be obtained online or may be obtained from Barbara Deveney in the executive office via email, or by calling (609) 278-5256.

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