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School boards are the governing legislative body of each public school district. All school boards are made up of 9 locally-elected citizens (called "directors").
Must have been resident in the county for at least a year (2 years for DA)
Must be registered as a Green 30 days before the primary
May not hold other elective office
School board directors are not compensated.
Term of service: 4 years
The nature of school board campaigning will vary according to district. A brief campaign finance statement must be filed with the county even if no expenses are incurred. Expenses over $250 must be itemized and regularly reported.
Green Party school board candidates CAN & SHOULD cross-file to run in primary elections
Circulate nominating PETITIONS
Find out whether there will be an opening you are eligible for; attend a school board meeting to observe
HOURS & PAY
Must file personal financial statement
Network & develop a campaign plan
Oversee all educational programs, personnel, & properties of the school district
Despite broad powers, operate in a highly regulated environment involving numerous mandates, restrictions & technicalities
School board elections are among the few in PA where it is legal to cross-file. Registered Greens can run as Republicans or Democrats (or both!) in the primary.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED GUIDE How To Run For School Board
There are 500 school districts in PA. In 2019 every one of them will be electing 4 to 5 directors.
Determine curriculum, employ superintendent & approve a budget
Most boards meet monthly; you will also most likely be expected to serve on a committee
You will need 10 voters from each party
Circulate nominating PAPERS
in order to appear as a Green Party candidate in Nov