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9111 Qualifications of a Board Member


Northfield, New Jersey




Each member of the Northfield Board of Education shall meet the following qualifications as required by law:

  1. A board member must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. A board member must be a resident of the City of Northfield for at least one year immediately preceding the member’s election or appointment.
  3. A board member may not be convicted of a felony.
  4. A board member must be able to read and write.
  5. A board member must be registered to vote in the district and not disqualified from voting pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:4-1.
  6. A board member cannot concurrently hold office as mayor or a member of the governing body of Northfield.
  7. He/she has not been disqualified due to the conviction of a crime or offense listed in N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1. In order to fulfill this requirement:
    1. Each member of the board of education, within 30 days of the election or appointment to the board shall undergo a criminal history background check investigation for the purpose of ensuring that the member is not disqualified for membership due to a conviction of a crime or offense pursuant to the statute listed above; and
    2. The board shall not reimburse the member for the cost of the criminal history record check, including all costs for administering and processing the check.

Within 30 days of election/appointment, board members shall file with the board secretary, on forms provided by the School Ethics Commission, both a Personal/Relative Disclosure Form (N.J.S.A. 18A:12-25) and a Financial Disclosure Statement (N.J.S.A. 18A:12-26). The board secretary shall file the original with the executive county superintendent (N.J.A.C. 6A:28-3.1).

Date: March 8, 2004

NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010; August 2011

Readopted: October 24, 2011

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:12-11 Election and number of board members; terms

N.J.S.A. 18A:14-1et seq. Annual and special school elections

N.J.S.A. 18A:14-2 Time of holding annual school election

N.J.S.A. 18A:14-19 Notices; contents; posting and publication

N.J.S.A. 18A:14-61 Tally sheets, poll lists, ballots and statement of results; delivery to secretary of board of education; canvas; announcement of results, certification

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