All people joining a school board must sign an eligibility declaration. This is a legal requirement. There are two ways this can happen.
Before a board co-opts, appoints or selects a board member:
Note: the board is responsible for this process
- Before someone joins a board into a co-opted or appointed position, or into a selected parent representative position (see casual vacancy), they first must sign an eligibility declaration form.
- To ensure potential board members are informed before they sign the eligibility declaration there is information on this form about people who are not eligible to be school board members.
During a school board election:
Note: the returning officer for an election manages this process
- Anyone standing as a candidate in an election or by-election must first complete a nomination form. On this form is a candidate declaration of eligibility that they must sign.
- It is recommended that the Returning Officer includes this information sheet with each nomination form. This ensures potential candidates are informed when they sign the eligibility declaration.