School Board / Intermediate School Board Positions

School Board / Intermediate School Board Positions

Candidates seeking a school board position may file a $100 nonrefundable fee, as detailed below, in lieu of a petition:

  • School district with less than 10,000 in population according to the most recent federal census: minimum of 6 signatures; maximum of 20 signatures. A $100 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.
  • School district with 10,000 or more in population according to the most recent federal census: minimum of 40 signatures; maximum of 100 signatures. A $100 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.
  • Intermediate school district with less than 10,000 in population according to the most recent federal census: minimum of 6 signatures; maximum of 20 signatures. A $100 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.
  • Intermediate school district with 10,000 or more in population according to the most recent federal census: minimum of 40 signatures; maximum of 100 signatures. A $100 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.
  • Community College Trustee Positions: In a community college district organized by an intermediate school district of over 1.5 million, the minimum number of valid signatures required is 250. A candidate may not file more than 500 signatures to cover the requirement. (MCL 389.83)

Other Districts

In all other community college districts, the following signature requirements apply (MCL 389.512 as amended under PA 62 of 2005):

  • Community college district with less than 10,000 in population according to the most recent federal census: minimum of 6 signatures; maximum of 20 signatures. A $100 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.
  • Community college district with 10,000 or more in population according to the most recent federal census: minimum of 40 signatures; maximum of 100 signatures. A $100 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.

Petition Forms

Petition forms may be picked up at the county clerk’s office:
Administration Center
701 Main Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085