Candidates seeking trusteeship must be eligible to vote in the election and have been a resident of the jurisdiction and ward for six consecutive months prior to nomination day. Candidates must not be otherwise disqualified.
Candidates may not be the auditor of the local jurisdiction for which the election is held. Candidates may not be employed by a school district, school division, charter school or private school on nomination day. An employee who wishes to be nominated as a candidate must apply for a leave of absence before the last working day before nomination day. Other conditions apply under s22(1) LAEA.
Candidates must be a resident of a public school district or division or resident of a separate school district. If an individual lives within the boundaries of a separate school district and is the same faith (Roman Catholic) of the established district, that person is a resident of the separate school district.