Board of Education Vacancy

The Position:

The Rutherford Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates to fill a vacancy on the Board. The Board, within the powers delegated to it by law, is the policy-making legislative branch of the School District. The term will run through December 2018. The position will be placed on the ballot at the annual election in November 2018, for a full three-year term.


  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to read and write
  • A resident of the Rutherford Borough municipality for at least (1) year preceding the date of appointment
  • Not directly/indirectly interested in a contract with a claim against the Board
  • Registered to vote in the District
  • Not disqualified as a voter pursuant to NJSA 19:4-1

The successful candidate will need to undergo a criminal history background check upon appointment.

To apply:

Any qualified Rutherford resident interested in serving the children of our school district should submit a letter of interest, detailing the applicant’s qualifications to:

Joseph P. Kelly
Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Rutherford Board of Education
176 Park Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070

Letters of application will be accepted through Thursday, October 12, 2017 until 4:00 p.m.
The Board of Education will review all qualifying applicants.

Interviews will be conducted on Monday, October 23, 2017.