School board members are elected by voters within the school district. School board elections are part of the general election in even-numbered years.

The Arizona School Boards Association is committed to quality leadership and advocacy for children in public schools. We know the best way to guarantee a quality school in every Arizona community is a well-functioning, locally elected school board. As such, we are dedicated to supporting the efforts of potential and future school board governing members.

To determine whether being a school board member is right for you, you’ll want to understand the duties and responsibilities of this nonpartisan position, the legal requirements for running for and holding office, and the process for running for election. You’ll also want to consider the personal attributes needed to be an effective board member, including understanding the code of ethics by which you must abide once elected.

Click here to download a guide with additional information.

Learn more by attending this FREE session on March 19 from 6-7:30 pm at Francis Morris Board Room at Arizona Western College located at 2020 S Ave 8 E, Yuma, AZ 85365.  This event is hosted by Yuma County School Superintendent Tom Tyree and the Arizona School Boards Association.

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers as well as presentations on school board service and elections. If you have ever thought about running for school board, this forum is perfect for you!