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Become a Voice For Michigan Students

MASB's Get On Board campaign aims to recruit civic-minded individuals who are passionate about enhancing education for every student. If you or someone you know is interested in giving back to the community, school board service might be the right opportunity for you.

Serving on a school board is more than just a volunteer role; it's a chance to make a lasting impact on the education system. It provides a platform for individuals to advocate for public education and actively contribute to the betterment of local schools.

To assist you, we have created a free and comprehensive toolkit with numerous helpful resources. Alongside our online resources, we also invite you to attend our virtual townhall events. During these sessions, we will guide you through the process of filing and running for a school board seat. We will explain the next steps and provide an opportunity for you to have your questions answered.



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Note: The same content will be delivered in each session, allowing many opportunities for candidates to receive the same information before the July 23, 2024 filing deadline.



How to File

To be eligible, a person must be a qualified school elector. This means that the candidate must be a registered voter in the school district where they are a candidate.

A candidate must be at least 18 years of age; a citizen of the United States; a resident of the state of Michigan for at least 30 days; and a resident of the school district on or before the 30th day prior to the date of the election. Property ownership is not a requirement for candidacy.




Election and Campaign Finance Laws

Candidates seeking election to a school board must determine their obligations under the Campaign Finance Act.

  1. A candidate for election to the board of a district having 2,401 or more students must comply with all of the Campaign Finance Act filing requirements.
  2. Candidates in districts with 2,400 or fewer pupils aren’t subject to all of the filing requirements so long as the candidate doesn’t receive or spend more than $1,000 for their election.