Board of Education Seats

Regularly scheduled elections are held in odd-numbered years. Individuals seeking a Gainesville City School Board seat must meet the requirements of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Georgia Elections Code, City Charter, and the City Code of Ordinances. View more information about the Board of Education.

Not Eligible to Serve as a Board of Education Member

  • A Board of Education Member who moves his/her domicile from the district he/she represents
  • A person employed by the Department of Education or serving as a member of the State Board of Education
  • A person employed by a local Board of Education
  • A person serving on the governing body of a private elementary or secondary educational institution
  • A person who has an immediate family member sitting on a local Board of Education or serving as the local school superintendent or as a principal, assistant principal, or system administrative staff in a local school system
  • A person who has not filed an affidavit with the Qualifying Officer affirming he/she meets the requirements pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-51(e)
  • A person who is not a resident of the school district in which he/she seeks election to represent
  • A person who is on the National Sex Offender Registry or the State Sexual Offender Registry