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 funding — Board 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 readiness — Board of Education members have the power to affect which advanced courses, resources and job trainings are available to students.
Taxes — Board of Education members are responsible for deciding how a large part of the city's taxes are spent.
James H. Herndon is running for this race unopposed.Read profile