Becoming a Board Member

Becoming a Member of the Oceanport School District Board of Education
If you are interested in running for a seat on the Oceanport Board of Education, nominating petitions are available online at: School Board Candidacy

Contact the Board Office at (732) 542-0683 x2124 if you have any questions.

To become a member of the Oceanport School District Board of Education, you must:

  • Be able to read and write

  • Hold U.S. citizenship and one year’s residency in the school district (Oceanport or Sea Bright)

  • Be registered to vote in the district (Oceanport or Sea Bright) before filing the nominating petition

  • Have no interest in any contract with, or claim against, the board

  • Not hold office as mayor or member of the municipal governing body (Oceanport or Sea Bright)

  • Not simultaneously hold two elective offices

  • Not be disqualified from membership for the conviction of certain crimes. (Within 30 days of election or appointment to the board, a member must undergo a criminal history background investigation through the state Department of Education.)