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Board of Education Vacancy

PUBLIC NOTICE 

BOARD OF EDUCATION - RIDGEFIELD, NEW JERSEY 

REQUEST FOR FILLING OF BOARD MEMBER VACANCY 

The Board of Education of the Borough of Ridgefield, New Jersey hereby advertises for request for filling of a Board Member vacancy in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:12-15(f) effective April 27, 2017. The appointment term is until January 3, 2018. 

Letter of Interest and Resume must be sealed and delivered to the Board Secretary Office of the Ridgefield Board of Education, 555 Chestnut Street, Ridgefield, New Jersey 07657 on or before the date and time indicated below. The envelope to bear the following information: 

NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT 

REQUEST: BOARD MEMBER VACANCY 

REQUEST OPENING DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 

REQUEST OPENING TIME: 1:00 PM 

The legal requirements to become a school board member: 

1. Each member of any board of education shall, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1:

a. Be a United States citizen; 

b. Be a resident of the district for at least one year at the time of election or appointment; 

c. Be able to read and write; 

d. Be a registered voter in the district where the person is submitting the nominating petition; 

e. Not be “disqualified” as a voter pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:4-1 

f. Has not been convicted of any of the crimes or offenses enumerated in N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1 or conspiracy to commit or attempt to commit any of said crimes. 

2. Board of education members may not, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:12-2 and 12-3:

a. Be the mayor or a member of the governing body of the municipality or, in the case of special services or vocational schools, the county, or; 

b. Have a direct, or indirect, contract with or claim against the board. 

Additionally, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:12-3, if a board member ceases to be a resident of the district, his membership on the board shall immediately cease. 

The request opening process will begin on the above advertised date and time in the Ridgefield Board of Education Office, 555 Chestnut Street, Ridgefield New Jersey. Requests may also be submitted to the Board Secretary or his designee at the request opening meeting, in the Board Secretary Office of the Ridgefield Board of Education Office, 555 Chestnut Street, Ridgefield New Jersey prior to the advertised date and time. On the above advertised date and time, the Board Secretary shall publicly receive and open all requests. No request shall be received after the time designated in the advertisement (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-21(b)) 

The Ridgefield Board of Education does not accept electronic (email) submission of requests. 




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