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Superintendent salary survey results available

An exclusive benefit of ASBA membership

ASBA conducts an annual salary survey designed to study district compensation and benefits for certified and administrative personnel as well as superintendents that serve students across the state.

Each year, this information is designed to meet ASBA members’ need for important information to assist in determining comparable compensation for school employees across the state. The survey has been streamlined and re-focused to better capture salary environments outside of the traditional salary schedule of credits and seniority.

Next year ASBA will be conducting the Certified and Administrative Personnel Survey along with the Superintendent Salary at the same time and earlier in the year to ensure districts only participate once a year to make it easier for our members.

Click below to view the Fiscal Year 2021 salary survey results for superintendents. Please note you must enter the password emailed to all members. If you need the password, please email Katie Link at This information is available to ASBA members only.

Attend Advocacy Day plus new resource for daily alerts

Please join us on February 22 for the first Advocacy Day since 2020! The program will be held in the Historic Senate chamber in the Capitol. Members will connect with each other and staff to discuss the biggest issues facing school districts this year, learn tips on how to be a more effective advocate for your community, and then have the option to attend an Education Committee hearing.

The program will last from 9am to noon, we will have a break for lunch, and then members are free to join us in watching floor and committee or meet with their legislators in the afternoon. Look for registration details coming soon.

ASBA has partnered with to track legislation. The Association’s positions on bills, including the relevant ASBA staff summaries, can be found in one place on this page. Bookmark it for easy reference all session long!

NEW VIDEOS! Community and business leaders across Arizona thank members during School Board Recognition Month

ASBA is recognizing School Board Recognition Month in January. Watch new videos of community and business leaders thank board members for their extraordinary dedication and service to public schools.

Every school board member has a reason on why they decided to serve their local school district and community.

View the videos of school board members who represent communities across Arizona and hear why they decided to become a school board member.

Follow ASBA on Facebook and Twitter as we post graphics and video testimonials celebrating school board members.

Join BONUS workshop with EE’2 keynote speaker, Dr. Francesca Lopez!

Members will have an opportunity to attend a bonus workshop Thursday, March 3, 2022 with Dr. Francesca Lopez, Waterbury Chair in Equity Pedagogy and Professor of Education, Penn State University College of Education.

What do school leaders need to effectively advocate for all students? What tools or information is needed to increase awareness and support of educational equity? Through this workshop, you will influence the development of a national bank of user-friendly, research-based resources that educational leaders can use to advocate for and influence change.

The $295/person member registration fee includes access to conference materials, continental breakfast, lunches, reception, and snacks on both days. Non-member registration fee is $590/person.

Registration for the Equity Event closes on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022

The Equity Event will be held March 3-4, 2022, at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort. A block of rooms has been reserved with a special conference rate of $99 single/double.

What education advocates hope to see this legislative session

See what education advocates would like to see happen during this session of the Arizona Legislature that starts Monday, Watch it live here: The Arizona Senate Education Committee will hear a bill that would make school board elections partisan, and House Education will hear bills on school library books, and banning students’ use of…

New communication resources and templates your district can use

ASBA is excited to roll out the ASBA Resource Bank for member districts. Members now have access to communication resources and templates to help communicate with employees and the community. Members can access examples of communication plans, sample letters on crisis communications, elections, enrollment, events, media statements and more.

Meet ASBA Greenlee County Director

Meet Bruce Lunt, new county director for Greenlee County and board member in the Duncan United School District.

Superintendent positions opening in Saddle Mountain and more 

ASBA is your one-stop-shop for superintendent searches. Currently there are superintendent positions openings in Solomon ESD, Page USD, Whiteriver USD and Ajo USD, Page USD and Saddle Mountain USD coming soon. View all positions.

Join the webinar today!

Building Strong Teams – Common Expectations for Communication, 4 p.m.  

Can’t attend? Receive recording directly by registering to view on your own time.

January 26, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Wednesday Webinars: Building Strong Teams: Common Expectations for Communication

Presented by:
Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager

Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Equity Services Manager

Communication agreements are critical to building a strong superintendent/board team. In this webinar, we will give you an outline to consider and tips for making communication seamless.

If you can’t attend the webinar live, receive a recording directly to your email by registering for the event in advance. All events can be found on the ASBA website.

ASBA Events and Webinars

Upcoming ASBA Events

January 28, February 4 and 9, 2022: ASBA Board Operations and Leadership Training Seminar

March 3-4, 2022: ASBA Equity Event

View all ASBA events on the ASBA website.

Upcoming ASBA Webinars

January 26, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Wednesday Webinars: Building Strong Teams: Common Expectations for Communication

February 9, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Wednesday Webinars: The Board Member as an Advocate

February 23, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Wednesday Webinars: Making the Connection: Superintendent Evaluation and Successful Student Outcomes

Plus more! You can find all Wednesday webinars on the ASBA webpage,

Can’t view the webinar live? No problem. Go ahead and register and you will receive the recording automatically by email so you can view it later. There is no cost to register for this webinar.  We encourage advance registration.


House Education Committee passes bill to ban instruction that places blame on the basis of race, ethnicity or sex

Teacher uses AZEdNews Classroom Grant to increase students’ hands-on STEM activities

Video: Details of Gov. Ducey’s K-12 education budget proposal & economic outlook

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