BBA – Board Members: Eligibility and Qualifications

Board Members:

Eligibility and Qualifications

General qualifications—

Each board member must

  1. Be and remain a registered voter in the District;
  2. Maintain his or her primary residence within the local school board district from which the member is elected or appointed; and
  3. Take and sign the constitutional oath of office:
    • “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Utah, and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity.”

Utah Constitution Art. IV, Sec. X

Utah Code § 53G-4-201 (2019)

Utah Code § 20A-14-202(3) (2022)

            After the board member has taken and signed the oath of office, the oath shall be filed with the business administrator of the District.

Utah Code § 52-1-6 (1953)

Conflict of interest—

A member of the Board of Education may not, during the member’s term of office, also serve as an employee of the Board.

Utah Code § 20A-14-202(4) (2022)