You must reside in the school district in order to serve on their school board. If you move out of the district you will need to resign your position.
The following is just part of the chapter of the law. For the full chapter see
15.1-07-14. Qualified elector.
1. An individual who is a qualified elector of this state may:
a. Vote to elect board members for the school district in which the individual resides;
b. Serve as a board member for the school district in which the individual resides;
c. Serve as a judge or clerk of election for the school district in which the individual
2. For the purposes of elections held under this chapter, an individual residing on a
military installation is deemed to be a resident of a school district if the school district
admits students from the military installation pursuant to a contract and receives
impact aid pursuant to Public Law No. 81-874 [64 Stat. 1100; 20 U.S.C. 236 et seq.],
16.1-01-04. Qualifications of electors - Voting requirements.
1. Every citizen of the United States who is eighteen years or older; a resident of this
state; and has resided in the precinct at least thirty days next preceding any election,
except as otherwise provided in regard to residency in chapter 16.1-14, is a qualified
2. For the purposes of this title, every qualified elector may have only one residence,
shown by an actual fixed permanent dwelling, establishment, or any other abode.
3. Except as otherwise provided in this section, an individual's residence must be
determined in accordance with the rules for determining residency as provided in
54-01-26. Residence - Rules for determining.
Every person has in law a residence. In determining the place of residence, the following
rules must be observed:
1. It is the place where one remains when not called elsewhere for labor or other special
or temporary purpose and to which the person returns in seasons of repose.
2. There can be only one residence.
3. A residence cannot be lost until another is gained.
4. The residence of the supporting parent during the supporting parent's life, and after the
supporting parent's death, the residence of the other parent is the residence of the
unmarried minor children.
5. An individual's residence does not automatically change upon marriage, but changes
in accordance with subsection 7. The residence of either party to a marriage is not
presumptive evidence of the other party's residence.
6. The residence of an unmarried minor who has a parent living cannot be changed by
either that minor's own act or that of that minor's guardian.
7. The residence can be changed only by the union of act and intent.