Applications now open for Philadelphia Board of Education

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The Educational Nominating Panel announced that it is accepting applications from qualified individuals who may be interested in serving on the city’s Board of Education.

Board of Education members will work collectively overseeing all policy, budgetary and financial decisions made by the School District of Philadelphia. Duties include appointing and evaluating the Superintendent, adopting annual operating and capital budgets, authorizing the receiving or expending of funds, and authorizing charter schools. Members are also expected to attend monthly public meetings, biannual meetings with City Council members and the mayor, hearings, committee meetings and visits to public schools.

Per the city, potential applicants must be:

  • A citizen of Pennsylvania. 
  • Of good moral character. 
  • At least 18 years old.
  • A resident of Philly for at least one year prior to the date of appointment.

The candidates who are chosen to advance to the next round of the process will have interviews in April and May and the Educational Nominating Panel will then submit recommended names to the mayor for selection.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 22. Applications can be completed either online or in print. Paper applications are available for pick-up or drop-off at the northeast entrance of City Hall.

More information about board membership and qualifications can be found at phila.gov.