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City Board of Education Member, Post B

Governs the city's public school system

Full office description

  • The Board of Education runs the public school system, and it is entirely independent from the rest of the city government.
  • Board of Education members work together to make school policy, set the budget, and appoint the superintendent to run the schools day to day.
  • Some Board of Education members are elected by the entire city, while others represent specific districts.
  • Board of Education members are elected to four-year terms in nonpartisan elections.

How this impacts you

  • School fundingBoard of Education members decide the school budget, including how much to pay teachers, how much to spend on classroom instruction and which services to provide to students.

  • College and career readinessBoard of Education members have the power to affect which advanced courses, resources and job trainings are available to students.

  • TaxesBoard of Education members are responsible for deciding how a large part of the city's taxes are spent.

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