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Becoming a Board Member

Becoming a Board Member Candidate Kit - Everything you need to know to become a school board member.




Positions Available:

The Carlstadt K-8 Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates for 3 full term (three year) vacancies on the Carlstadt Board of Education. The vacancies are effective on December 31, 2024 at the conclusion of the current terms. The Board is delegated by law to serve the children of Carlstadt as the policy-making legislative branch of the School District. Responsibilities of the Board are to:

  • Monitor student achievement. 
  • Set district policies and goals.
  • Provide financial oversight. 
  • Approve Human Resources recommendations and evaluate the Superintendent.
  •  Serve as the communications link between the community and the School district. 
  • To fill vacancies on the Board of Education.

Board members are required to attend meetings approximately twice per month and serve on committees that require an additional time commitment.
These positions will be effective through the Board’s Reorganization Meeting in January 2025. These positions will be placed on the ballot at the annual election, scheduled in November 2024. The winners will fill a 3 year term from January 2025 through January 2028 respectively.

Legal Requirements:

To become a member of a local Board of Education in New Jersey, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  •  At least 18 years of age ·
  • Able to read and write ·
  • A resident of Carlstadt for at least one (1) year preceding the date of the Appointment. ·
  • Have no interest in any contract with, or claim, against the Board
  •  Registered to vote in the district
  • Not disqualified as a voter pursuant to NJSA 19:4-1         

To Apply:

The candidates must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on the ballot during the Annual School Election. The deadline to submit the nominating petition is 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2024. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2024.