local school board
makes the decisions that
community’s children are
educated and how your tax
dollars are spent. Voting
for school board members
is a simple but powerful
way to support student
success and strengthen your
Every child enrolled in your school
district is a reason for you to vote in
school board elections. Local school
boards can impact the overall quality
of your local schools, both now and
in the future. You want the most
qualifi ed people in charge.
You have Everything
to Gain or Lose!
Everyone - not just parents - has a stake in the
success of public schools. When schools are
strong and students are successful, everyone in
the community benefi ts.
Good schools are good business. They
attract employers, strengthen the local
economy, and enhance property values.
Good schools ensure our students will be
prepared to keep our nation competitive in
a global economy.
Good schools keep the American Dream
alive with an opportunity for every child to
receive a world-class education.
Good schools keep the quality of life in a
community high by producing citizens who
pay taxes and obey the law.
Good schools teach students from all
backgrounds how to live and participate in
Voting in a school board election is an investment
in the future of all children,
of your community, and of the nation.
Vermont School Boards Association
2 Prospect Street, Suite 4, Montpelier VT 05602
802-223-3580 phone 802-223-0098 fax
800-224-8722 toll-free www.vtvsba.org
Information and assistance provided by
The Center for Public Education
If the election is held at a school district meeting
that does not use an Australian ballot to elect offi cers, a
candidate may be nominated from the fl oor at the meet-
ing. If the election is by Australian ballot, a candidate may
secure a place on the ballot by submitting a petition with
the signatures of thirty qualifi ed voters (or one percent of