Learn what it takes to run for the school board

COLUMBUS – Persons thinking about running for their local school board can learn more about the public office through the Ohio School Boards Association.

The association is conducting a workshop for those who haven’t made up their minds whether to run for office or not.

The free, two-hour session will be conducted July 21 at the association’s Columbus office building located at 8050 N. High St. on the far north side of Columbus (between Interstate 270 and the Delaware County line.)

The roles and responsibilities of board of education members and how to run a campaign will be covered.

The session begins at 10 a.m. and ends at noon. Call 800-589-OSBA to register.

Ohio citizens wishing to run for a board of education must file a nominating petition with the County Board of Elections by 4 p.m. Aug. 23 (75 days prior to the date of the general election.) This year’s general election day is Nov. 6.

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The legal qualifications for both school board members and qualified electors are that the person is a United States citizen, at least 18, a resident of the school district, county and precinct and a registered voter for at least 30 days preceding the election.

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