Excellence in education through exceptional school board governance



ASBA Bylaws June 2017 (PDF–134K)

Governance handbook: Nov 2017 (PDF–849K)

Mission, Vision and Values


Excellence in education through exceptional school board governance.


Leading the betterment of education by serving locally-elected school boards in their role of establishing the conditions for student success.


The Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) values public education governed by locally-elected public, separate and francophone school boards. ASBA’s work is informed by this core value as well as the following:

  • ASBA values building understanding by:
    • Respecting and reflecting diverse interests in the common goal of governing for excellence
    • Creating opportunities for unique perspectives to be shared and common interests to be explored
    • Advocating in the best interest of K-12 education
  • ASBA values collaboration by:
    • Engaging school boards, stakeholders and partners
    • Inviting input and feedback
    • Encouraging teamwork and cooperation
  • ASBA values innovation by:
    • Finding new approaches to problem-solving and service delivery
    • Identifying opportunities that allow for enhanced effectiveness and efficiency through continuous improvement
    • Providing opportunities for generative discussion
  • ASBA values responsiveness and proactivity by:
    • Reacting in a timely and effective fashion to issues and developments impacting education
    • Staying abreast of trends within education, as well as other sectors, to better position boards to address challenges and seize opportunities
    • Recognizing and anticipating the needs of school boards in relation to systemic issues impacting education
updated: March 2017