Sample nominating petition

In addition to selection by the Association’s Nominating Committee, NJSBA Bylaws provide a process for candidates to be nominated by petition for all elected Officer positions.

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, 2017 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 (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.