How do I become a school board member?

To be eligible for election, a person must be a registered voter in the school district, a citizen of the U.S., be at least 18 years of age, a resident of the State of Michigan for at least 30 days, and a resident of the Belding Area School District for at least 30 days prior to the election.

Interested persons who wish to have their names on the ballot must secure signatures from a minimum of 40 registered voters or pay a $100 non-refundable filing fee in lieu of a petition. Petitions are available at the Superintendent’s Office, 850 Hall Street, Monday through Friday during normal business hours or at the Ionia County Clerk’s Office.

Nominating petitions or filing fees for local school board candidates must be filed with the Ionia County Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on the 12th Tuesday preceding the date of the election.

For further information please contact the Board of Education Office at 616.794.4700.