So You Want to be a School Board Member!
To become a school board member you must be a registered voter and not be employed by the district in which you live. Your town officials can provide you with further information on the candidacy. School board members serve anywhere from 2 to 6-year terms. Aside from approximately 10 districts which hold elections in May, school board elections are held the first Tuesday in November of odd-numbered years. In Connecticut local and regional school boards vary in size from 5 to 13 members.
To enhance your knowledge about the duties of a school board member and become better acquainted with public education in your community, you should attend board meetings, speak with board members and members of the community and/or go to PTA/PTO meetings.
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