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NASBE’s membership annually elects individuals to serve on the organization’s board of directors. The board consists of a chair, chair-elect, secretary-treasurer, immediate past-chair, area directors, and a new member representative. According to NASBE Bylaws, the Nominating Committee solicits individual recommendations from NASBE member state boards. The committee then reviews candidates and makes nominations for election.

Recommendations are now being accepted for the 2024-25 NASBE Board of Directors. Members can recommend for nomination candidates for chair-elect, and central and western area directors only. Individuals elected to these board positions take office at the close of the Annual Business Meeting in October 2024. Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, and Texas are currently represented on the NASBE board. Candidates from these states are not eligible for board service this year because NASBE Bylaws prohibit the board from including more than one member from the same state. The deadline for submitting a recommendation to the NASBE board of directors is June 21, 2024. Please contact Celina Pierrottet with questions about board recommendations.

 

Chair-elect:

A chair-elect is chosen each year and serves in three capacities over a three year period: serving as chair-elect in the first year, chair in the second year, and immediate past-chair in the third year.

According to the NASBE Bylaws, to be eligible to serve as Chair-elect, individuals shall:

  • be a member of a dues-paying state board of education (candidates from Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, and Texas are not eligible for NASBE board service this year because NASBE Bylaws prohibit the board from including more than one member from the same state);
  • have current or prior service on the Board of Directors or have a demonstrated commitment to the association by significant service to the association;
  • not be in their final year of a term of service on their state board of education; and
  • present a letter of support from their state board of education.

 

Secretary-Treasurer:

The secretary-treasurer serves a two-year term. An election is held every two years (next election held 2025-26).

According to the NASBE Bylaws, to be eligible to serve as secretary-treasurer, individuals shall:

  • be a member of a dues-paying state board of education (NASBE Bylaws prohibit the board from including more than one member from the same state);
  • not be in their final year of a term of service on their state board of education; and
  • present a letter of support from their state board of education.

 

Area Directors:

(In 2024-25, only central and western regions are up for election)

Area directors represent the northeastern, southern, central, and western regions on the board of directors. Area directors serve a two-year term and elections are staggered by region.

According to the NASBE Bylaws, to be eligible to serve as an area director, individuals shall:

  • be a member of a dues-paying state board of education (candidates from Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, and Texas are not eligible for NASBE board service this year because NASBE Bylaws prohibit the board from including more than one member from the same state);
  • not be in their final year of a term of service on their state board of education; and
  • present a letter of support from their state board of education.

 

New Member Representative:

The new member representative serves a one-year term and is chosen annually by new members attending NASBE’s New Member Institute.

 

Board of Directors Nomination Form



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