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 is 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 Bylaws
Kenney Denney, President, Kirkland ESD
Jim Colby, Vice President, Crane ESD