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The Somerville Board of Education has announced its intention to appoint a resident of Somerville to a vacant position on the Board of Education. Any Somerville resident interested in applying for the position should send a letter expressing interest and include a resume of background experiences. The letter and resume should be addressed to Mr. Bryan P. Boyce, Board Secretary, Somerville Board of Education, 51 West Cliff Street, Somerville, New Jersey 08876 by 3:00pm on September 15, 2022 and marked "Board Member Vacancy” on the envelope. 

Legal Requirements 

To become a school board member in New Jersey, you must 

  • Be able to read and write 

  • Hold U.S. citizenship and one year's residency in the school district 

  • Be registered to vote in the district 

  • Have no interest in any contract with, or claim against, the board 

  • Not hold office as mayor or member of the municipal governing body or, in the case of county school district, the county governing body 

  • Not simultaneously hold two elective offices 

  • Not be disqualified from membership for the conviction of certain crimes. (Within 30 days of election or appointment to the board, a member must undergo a criminal history background investigation through the Department of Education.) 

This position will be effective until the Organization Meeting in January 2024. 

The Board of Education will review all applications submitted and interview legally qualified candidates at the public meeting on September 20, 2022. Candidates will be advised of the interview schedule. Any questions should be directed to Mr. Bryan P. Boyce at or 908-243-1573. 

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