What Do You Know About School Boards?

Take this quiz, developed with the National School Boards Foundation, and find out how school boards really work!

Quiz

Take this quiz, developed with the National School Boards Foundation, and find out how school boards really work!

1. How many school board members are there in the US?

  • Nearly 10,000.
  • Nearly 50,000.
  • Nearly 100,000.

2. Most school board members are:

  • appointed to their position.
  • elected to their position.
  • hired for their position.

3. How many citizens typically vote in school board elections?

  • 70 percent.
  • 50 percent.
  • 25 percent.

4. Who can run for the school board?

  • You need special credentials to run for the school board.
  • Any community citizen can run for the school board.
  • You need to have a child in the school system to run for the school board.

5. The first school board in America was created in:

  • 1721
  • 1826
  • 1900

6. How do parents and other interested citizens express their opinions on current issues at school board meetings?

  • Citizens are not permitted to speak at board meetings because of time constraints.
  • Citizens are permitted to address the board at their regular meetings, but need to give advanced notice.
  • Citizens can take the floor and speak for as long as they feel they need to on any issue, with no advanced notice.

Your Results:

1. How many school board members are there in the US?
Nearly 100,000.

2. Most school board members are:
elected to their position.

3. How many citizens typically vote in school board elections?
25 percent.

4. Who can run for the school board?
Any community citizen can run for the school board.

5. The first school board in America was created in:
1721

6. How do parents and other interested citizens express their opinions on current issues at school board meetings?
Citizens are permitted to address the board at their regular meetings, but need to give advanced notice.

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