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BEGIN YOUR CAMPAIGN

Anticipate the candidate experience

Once you have decided to run for school board, it's time to anticipate some questions that voters might ask as you campaign, such as:

  • What do you see as the opportunities and challenges in this district?
  • What are the factors on which you will base your decisions as a school board member?
  • How long have you lived in the community?
  • How should teacher performance be measured?
  • What are your top three priorities?
  • What do you know about learning standards, school safety, staffing, and school budgets?

You should also be aware of the family and career implications of serving on a school board.



Anticipate the
candidate experience




Once you have decided to run for school board, it´s time to anticipate some questions that voters might ask as you campaign, such as:

  • What do you see as the opportunities and challenges in this district?

  • What are the factors on which you will base your decisions as a school board member?

  • How long have you lived in the community?

  • How should teacher performance be measured?

  • What are your top three priorities?

  • What do you know about learning standards, school safety, staffing, and school budgets?

You should also be aware of the family and career implications of serving on a school board.



On the campaign trail

As you campaign, residents of your school district won't be the only ones asking questions. You should ask questions, too! Here are some questions you might ask as you meet people on the campaign trail:

Next, you'll need to get on the ballot. Most school board elections are held on the third Tuesday in May, but you must start the process earlier. Nominating petitions for central, union free and common school districts must be filed by April 21, and in small city school districts by May 1.

On the campaign trail

Residents of your school district won't be the only ones asking questions. You should ask questions, too! Here are some questions you might ask people on the campaign trail:

Next, you´ll need to get on the ballot. Most school board elections are held on the third Tuesday in May, but you must start the process earlier. Nominating petitions for central, union free and common school districts must be filed by April 21, and in small city school districts by May 1.