ASBA Overview

ABOUT ASBA

ASBA Overview

The Arizona School Boards Association is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides training, leadership and essential services to public school governing boards statewide. More than 240 governing boards, representing nearly 1 million Arizona students, are members of ASBA.

The Arizona School Boards Association is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides training, leadership and essential services to public school governing boards statewide. More than 240 governing boards, representing nearly 1 million Arizona students, are members of ASBA.  Membership Directory

We are governed by a board of directors, comprised of school board members from throughout the state, and through direct member action.

As a national federation member of the National School Boards Association, ASBA also is active at the federal level.

OUR VISION

The best schools in every community.

OUR MISSION

We cultivate excellence in locally-governed school districts.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Provide training and leadership development.
Represent and advocate for the diverse needs of our membership.
Provide products and services that support district success.

OUR CORE BELIEFS

  • The basic life needs of children must be met for them to succeed.
  • Meeting the unique educational needs of all students must be the foundation of our school systems.
  • The governance of publicly-funded schools must lie with locally-elected and publicly-accountable governing boards.
  • The responsibility for student success is shared by students, parents, governing board, district staff and the community.
  • Public education funding must be broad-based, stable and at a level that assures all students are successful.
  • Knowledgeable and professionally trained governing board members are fundamental for ensuring student success.
  • Closing the opportunity and achievement gap is a moral and economic imperative that must be addressed to ensure all Arizona’s students are successful.
  • Systemic inequities must be removed so every student achieves their fullest potential.

STRATEGIC GOALS

Leadership Development

Goal:  Develop highly effective board members and educational leaders and promote leadership opportunities beyond their district.

Advocacy

Goal: ASBA is the most influential voice for public education.

Equity in Education

Goal:  Arizona school district leaders understand equity in education and are taking action steps to ensure every student achieves their full potential.

 

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