PHILADELPHIA – The Educational Nominating Panel, the entity responsible for submitting names of qualified candidates to the Mayor for selection for the Board of Education of the School District of Philadelphia, is now accepting applications from qualified individuals who are interested in serving on the Board of Education. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2022.

Board of Education members are expected to work collectively to oversee all major policy, budgetary, and financial decisions for the School District of Philadelphia. Among other duties, the Board of Education appoints and evaluates the Superintendent of Schools, adopts the annual operating and capital budgets, authorizes the receiving or expending of funds, and authorizes charter schools. Board of Education members are also expected to attend regular monthly public meetings, biannual meetings with members of City Council and the Mayor, hearings, committee meetings, and regular visits to public schools.

Board of Education members must be the following:

  • A citizen of the Commonwealth.
  • Of good moral character.
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • A resident of the City for at least one (1) year prior to the date of appointment.

More information about Board membership, including legal and personal qualifications sought, is available on the City’s website.

How to Apply: Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2022. Applicants should complete an online or paper application. Printed applications are available for pick-up and drop-off at City Hall’s northeast entrance. Candidates who advance to the next round of the process will participate in interviews in April and May and the Educational Nominating Panel will then advance recommended names to the Mayor for selection.