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Become a Board Member


To serve on a local board of education a person must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 24 years old
  • Have been a citizen of Kentucky for at least three years preceding his/her election and be a voter of the district to which he/she is elected
  • Have completed at least the 12th grade, been issued a GED certificate or been elected prior to July 14,1990 with no lapse in service
  • Have signed an affidavit under penalty of perjury certifying completion of the 12th grade or the equivalent as determined by passage of the 12th grade equivalency examination held under regulations adopted by the state board of education, and have filed an affidavit with the nominating petition required by KRS 118.315
  • Does not hold a state office requiring the constitutional oath and is not a member of the General Assembly
  • Does not hold or discharge the duties of any civil or political office, deputyship, or agency under city or county government; is not an officer or employee of a city or county
  • Is not, at the time of his/her election, directly or indirectly involved in the sale to the board of books, stationery, or any other property, material, supplies, equipment, or services for which school funds are expended
  • Has not been removed from membership on a board of education for cause
  • Does not have a father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law employed by the school district (This does not apply to a board member holding office on July 13,1990 whose relative was not initially hired by the district during the tenure of the board member.)
  • Meet in-service requirements as specified in KRS 160.180