Mission, Vision and Goals


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


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



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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