ERIC Number: ED250800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
How to Get Elected to the School Board. Action Kit No. 5.
American Education Coalition, Washington, DC.
This document presents a step-by-step strategy, in a question-and-answer format, for mounting a successful political campaign for school board. Part one, the introduction, provides advice on how to acquire the necessary background knowledge of a school district and suggests possible campaign themes such as "parents' rights" or "back to basics." Part two provides sections, in roughly chronological order, on how to plan and conduct the campaign: (1) the strategy, (2) the budget, (3) campaign management, (4) volunteer recruitment, (5) vote goals/precinct work, (6) voter identification, (7) how to work with the media effectively, (8) election day turnout. The second half of the document consists of attachments. The first is a 6-page "create your strategy worksheet" consisting of blanks on which to fill in objectives, strategy, specific tactics with required resources, and a timeline. Other attachments include a campaign organization plan, information packets for coffee hostesses and door-to-door surveys, an example activity checklist, a volunteer card sample, a sample press release (from Senator James McClure's re-election campaign), sample voter goals, and a bibliography. (TE)
Descriptors: Activism, Boards of Education, Conservatism, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education, Local Issues, Parent School Relationship, Participation, Political Issues, Politics of Education, School Community Relationship, Voter Registration, Voting
Publication Sales, American Education Coalition, 721 Second Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Community
Authoring Institution: American Education Coalition, Washington, DC.