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Get on Board: Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications to Serve

The Governance Act establishes minimum qualifications for board member service. 


Board member candidates must:

  • Be of good moral character
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Be a resident of the district
  • Not be on the governing board of a private elementary or secondary
  • Not be on the state or national Sex Offender Registry
  • Not be a convicted felon
  • Satisfy certain employment restrictions –
  •      a. City board members may not be employees of their school system.
         b. County board members may not be system employees unless seated on the board on or before April 20, 2012.



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