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SCHOOL BOARD

GRADE LEVEL / YEAR

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").

-March

November

Running for

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

Election Day

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

Campaign

Find out whether there will be an opening you are eligible for; attend a school board meeting to observe

ELIGIBILITY

DUTIES

HOURS & PAY

Must file personal financial statement

TIMELINE

December

Jan

Network & develop a campaign plan

Research

Prepare

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

Feb

May

Primary Election

You will need 10 voters from each party

Circulate nominating PAPERS

in order to appear as a Green Party candidate in Nov

August

June/July