Rural Alliance
Rural Alliance
Rural Alliance
Rural Alliance

Did you know more than half of all Arizona school districts are in rural or remote areas of the state?

The purpose of the Rural Alliance will be to strategically enhance the work of ASBA and its member boards in cultivating excellence in locally governed rural and remote school districts, with a focus on: 

  • Networking opportunities to encourage positive, effective relationships and collaborative efforts among leaders of rural and remote school districts. 
  • Collective and strategic advocacy and member education to improve opportunities and outcomes for students in rural Arizona. 
  • Ensuring representation by rural and remote leaders within the governance of the ASBA.  

ASBA provides district leaders with leadership strategies and promising practices for closing the opportunity and achievement gaps for all students regardless of family income, zip code, race/ethnicity, cultural background, learning disability, gender and other personal factors that impact the one million students attending our public schools.

The formation of the Rural Alliance has the support of the ASBA Board of Directors, ASBA Equity Committee and ASBA Member Engagement Committee. The ASBA Board of Directors will vote to approve bylaws for the Rural Alliance at its next regular meeting, to be held Dec. 19, 2019.

View the Draft Bylaws

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About the ASBA Rural Alliance 

In December 2019, the ASBA Board of Directors formally established the ASBA Rural Alliance to enhance the work of the association and its member boards as it relates to equitably serving students in rural and remote Arizona. The purpose, priorities and activities of the Rural Alliance will be strategically aligned with those of ASBA. To that end, the Alliance will work to cultivate excellence in locally governed school districts, with a focus on: 

  • Networking opportunities to encourage positive, effective relationships and collaborative efforts among leaders of rural and remote school districts. 
  • Collective and strategic advocacy and member education to improve opportunities and outcomes for students in rural Arizona. 
  • Ensuring representation by rural and remote leaders within the governance of the ASBA.  

 

The activities of the Alliance shall compliment work of the state association and other ASBA Alliances and shall not duplicate ASBA efforts on behalf of all local governing boards.  

Rural Alliance Leadership: Election of Officers 

The bylaws of the Rural Alliance call for three officers: A president, vice president and immediate past president. Officers serve two-year terms. The voting members of the Alliance shall determine officers.  

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Officers must be members of the Rural Alliance. 
  • Officers must be currently serving on the board of an ASBA active member district. 
  • Officers must be representative of rural and/or remote school districts. 
  • The President and Vice President may not serve on the same ASBA member school board. 

 

DUTIES 

The President shall: 

  • Preside at all meetings of the Alliance and its Executive Committee.  
  • Appoint all standing and special committees and shall be an ex officio member of all committees with voting power.  
  • Sign all official reports of the Alliance. 
  • Ensure that all correspondence, minutes, agendas, Bylaws, and bylaw revisions are sent to and kept on file with ASBA.  
  • Serve on the ASBA Equity Committee when constituted.  

In addition, the president will also be invited to serve on the ASBA Legislative Committee. 

The Vice President shall: 

  • Be a member of the Rural Alliance Executive Committee. 
  • Have and perform all the powers and duties of the President in the absence of the President. 
  • Keep the minutes and records and shall see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of law and these Bylaws, and such other duties as from time-to-time may be assigned by the Executive Committee. 

IMPORTANT DATES 

Jan. 17, 2020
Deadline for nominations for president and vice president 

Jan. 20, 2020
Email candidates and voting link to Regular Alliance Members 

Jan. 20-24, 2020
Online voting for president and vice president is open to Alliance Members 

Jan. 26, 2020
Rural Alliance officers are announced to all members. 

Feb. 17, 2020
ASBA Advocacy Day – Rural Issues Focus 

 

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