Advocacy

The Alberta School Boards Association is the champion of all locally-elected public, separate and francophone school boards, big and small, from Airdrie to Zama Lake and everywhere in between. Passionate and dedicated, ASBA offers a provincial voice to school boards—a say in the future of education in our province.

In doing so, we open the doors to diversity, giving families more opportunities to connect with a world-class education system that meets the needs of their children.

We bring together guidance, expertise and advocacy – always listening to concerns and needs and presenting a balanced viewpoint. Everything we do, we do with one thing in mind – Excellence in education through exceptional school board governance.

ASBA Position Statements

June 2019

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ASBA Position Statements
Disposition of Motions

SGM 2019

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ASBA's Disposition of Motions
How do we do this?

ASBA is a voice for Alberta's strong but diverse system

Your school board is an advocate for public education and for the local school system, the school board consults its constituents and  shares information with MLAs and government. As the one association that represents all 61 public, separate and francophone school boards in Alberta, the Albert School Boards Association takes the school board's advocacy to another level, championing local decision making and school board autonomy.

Advocacy Committee Updates

ASBA's Advocacy Committee has been hard at work. Members can view our new Advocacy Committee page to learn more about what's happening on the advocacy front, and to view materials your school board can use for their own advocacy.

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Your executive team is working hard on a number of advocacy committees including:

Implementation Advisory Committee

Key stakeholders meet monthly to provide their perspectives on the implementation of the new K-4 curriculum. As the representative of member boards, ASBA's advisory role, along with superintendents and several other partners is pivotal in shaping the implementation plans for the new curriculum.

System Excellence Advisory Committee

ASBA participates in these quarterly meetings with other key stakeholders. The goal is to discuss system leadership matters and provide advice to the deputy minister for consideration. The deputy minister then considers the information and moves it up to the minister for consideration and action.

Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA)

As a member of CSBA, ASBA participates in these national meetings with other provincial associations. We learn about educations issues and trends from our provincial partners and advocate together on the national stage.

Ongoing meetings with the Assistant Deputy Minister

Maintaining a close relationship with the minister's right hands is an important part of advocacy work. To that end, ASBA's executive team has ongoing meetings with two ADM offices: a. Systems Excellence Division (Gene Williams) b. Business Planning (Wendy Boje)

Meetings with the Minister of Education

Your executive team also requests face-to-face meetings with Minister Eggen. This helps build ASBA's strong relationship with the Alberta Government and ensures ASBA's voice is heard. This way, we can keep a close ear to the ground on what's happening, what's coming.