Mission & Values

Our Mission

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


Our Values

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
Meet our members

ASBA member boards are comprised of Alberta's 61 locally-elected public, separate and francophone school boards

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