Student Board Member Application

Are you interested in demonstrating your leadership skills? If you are currently a junior, looking for a great leadership opportunity, we invite you to complete the application to be elected the NPS Board of Education Student Representative. If elected, you will work closely with Board Members and NPS Administrators to make sure that the voices of all NPS students are heard.


  1. Junior
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. No disciplinary issues
  4. Must maintain good standing

    Application Process

    • Completed application (Download link is below)
    • Completed nominating petition (Download link is below)
    • Copy of transcript and sophomore year report card
    • Video introduction and photograph


        • Attend Board Meetings and Retreats
          • Monthly Business Meeting are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 765 Broad Street
          • Monthly Regular Meeting held at a designated school location
          • Retreats held at 765 Broad and designated school locations
        • Report out on student issues, activities and solutions
        • Represent students at Newark Board of Education Meetings
        • Attend various NBOE related activities when requested by the superintendent and/or district staff

        How to Apply

        Email application and all required documents to:

        Office of Board Relations

        Please contact us to confirm our receipt of your application:
        Ms. Nancy J. Deering

        Important Dates

        The Student Board Member Representative will serve a two-year term: 2020-21 school year and the 2021-22 school year. 

        Important Dates
        September 15 Download the application and petition
        October 9 Petitions due by 5:00 pm

        • Completed application, including petition
        • Transcript
        • Photo
        • Video Introduction (under 5 minutes)

        Upload video to your Student Google Drive. Do not email the video itself.

        Include the link to your video in your application email to

        October 14 Candidate Briefing & Virtual Campaigning
        October 22 Candidate Forum
        November 3 Election Day
        November 4 Acceptance Speech
        November 24 Student Representative Presented to the Public

        Note:  Dates are subject to change

        Download the Application

        BOE Student Representative Application (2020-22)
        205 downloads 09-18-2020 8:59

        Download the Nominating Petition

        BOE Student Representative Nominating Petition (2020-22)
        36 downloads 09-18-2020 8:47