The Hawthorne School District has information available for citizens interested in running for the Board of Education.

The Hawthorne Board of Education will have three (3) vacancies in the November 3, 2020 Annual School Election, Gertrude Engle, Business Administrator announced today. A full term on the school board runs for three years. 

A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on the ballot during the Annual School Election. The deadline to submit the nominating petition is 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2020.  The election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

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Prospective school board candidates can download candidate information from the New Jersey School Boards Association’s web site at The School Board Candidate Kit includes information about nominating petitions, legal qualifications for school board candidacy, and the role of the school board member. Information about the New Jersey School Ethics Act and important dates in the school election process are also included. 

“One of the most meaningful contributions that citizens can make to their community is serving on the local board of education,” said Michael McClure, NJSBA president.  “I encourage all interested citizens to consider school board membership.  It doesn’t require a degree in education, or a background in politics.  However, it does require a sincere interest in the community, its children, and their education.”