New Your State School Boards Association

Mission Statement, Vision and Core Beliefs

Mission

The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) provides leadership to school boards through advocacy, information and programs.

Vision

Each school board will lead so that each student will achieve success at a higher level.

Core Beliefs

NYSSBA believes in:

  • Local school board governance
  • Sound decision-making
  • Open communication
  • Leadership and stewardship
  • Diversity
  • Public education as grassroots democracy
  • Equal opportunity for educational excellence for all children

Goals

Advocacy

  • Promote the value of public education
  • Position NYSSBA as the "Leadership Voice" in enhancing public education
  • Build collaborative relationships and strategic partnerships to support NYSSBA's positions
  • Promote NYSSBA's state and federal advocacy positions
  • Protect school boards' legal authority

Information

  • Serve as the primary information source on public education
  • Collect, research and analyze information concerning public education
  • Disseminate information through a variety of easily accessible methods

Programs

  • Deliver a broad range of services to members
  • Enhance awareness of services available to members
  • Promote the effectiveness of school board leadership and governance
  • Strengthen the effectiveness of school district management teams
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