The New Jersey School Boards Association has posted its 2022 April Election Candidate Kit online.

This year’s annual school election will be held April 19, 2022. The deadline for candidates to submit their nominating petition is 4 p.m. Feb. 28. Most districts hold their election in November.

“We urge community members to consider running for their local board of education,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “No other public official, elected or appointed, has a greater impact on the lives of children than a local school board member. It is a challenging volunteer job, but one that can be enormously fulfilling.”

School board secretaries and residents interested in board member candidacy can download the free kit, which includes information on:

  • Important dates.
  • Nominating petition.
  • Sample news release for business administrators.
  • Vote poster for downloading.
  • How to become a school board member.
  • Frequently asked questions.
  • Requirements of the New Jersey School Ethics Act.
  • Criminal background checks.
  • Campaign reporting requirements.

Get the candidate kit.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Marie Smith in the NJSBA Communications, IT and Marketing Division.