Stand Up 4 Public Schools!

AASB is leading an information and advocacy initiative called “Stand Up 4 Public Schools.” School Board members and Alaskans from all walks of life are telling the story what public schools mean to them and their communities.

We are using social media, our website, ads and public service announcements to spread these testimonials. The Alaska initiative is patterned after a national campaign by the National School Board Association.

Learn more here. 

The new Stand Up logo, including the Alaska flag, is also available for use as your profile picture on Facebook or Twitter. Get the Stand Up 4 Public Schools AK logo here!

AASB Job Opening - School Improvement Coordinator

The Association of Alaska School Boards seeks a motivated individual to join our board development team and to provide direct education and technical assistance to school boards, assist with board professional development trainings, and work with communities and organizations throughout Alaska. This position would work with diverse groups of elected board members to help focus districts efforts on increasing student achievement. Responsibilities include facilitating in-district workshops; assisting staff with annual conference and academies, and developing and implementing the school improvement partnership.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in relevant field (Masters Degree preferred); knowledge of the work of school boards, at least 3 years of professional training, teaching experience; familiarity working in rural Alaska and familiarity with Alaska Native cultures; outstanding interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

Juneau location required; must be willing to travel throughout Alaska with limited accommodations. 220-day work contract. Competitive salary and benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer. Background check required.

Email cover letter and resume to by July 10, 2015.

2015 June Nelson Memorial Scholarship Recipients 

AASB is pleased to announce the 12 recipients (11 graduating seniors and one past winner) of the 2015 June Nelson Memorial Scholarship! AASB would like to thank the 91 students who submitted an application and the scholarship committee (made up of school board members and staff) who reviewed them.











AASB Annual Report - 2014

The mission of the Association of Alaska School Boards is to advocate for children and youth by assisting school boards in providing quality public education, focused on student achievement, through effective local governance. Find out more about the information, involvement, innovation, and inspiration that has made AASB a statewide leader in education for over 50 years in our 2014 annual report.


BoardBook: an AASB Service!

The Association of Alaska School Boards is pleased to endorse BoardBook®. With this endorsement, BoardBook is now available to Alaska school districts statewide!

BoardBook is an electronic agenda-preparation tool accessed through your Web browser that streamlines the compiling, distributing, and publishing of agenda packets. Not only does BoardBook reduce the cost and frustration associated with meeting preparation, it also generates an online searchable archive of meeting agendas, documents, and minutes.

Responses from the more than 1000 organizations in 24 states and Canada already using BoardBook have been extremely enthusiastic, and we genuinely believe Alaska school districts will quickly recognize the benefits as well.

Call 463-1660 for more information. You may also visit to learn more about system requirements, read testimonials, and view demos of the application.

See the BoardBook flyer here.

Alaskan Schools: What Matters to Students?

Building on seven years of its School Climate and Connectedness Survey findings, AASB has released new research delving into what matters to Alaskan students. What makes a school a place where Alaskan students want to be and do well? Why do students stay in school or drop out? What do Alaskan students believe that schools can do to help them succeed?

View the summary and full report here.

AASB Commentary - AASB's widely-read monthly newsletter, Commentary, is your access to inside information about what's happening in education across the state and the nation. Stay current on boardsmanship, policy development, advocacy, legislative issues, and a host of other important concerns that impact decision making at your local level. To receive a hard copy please contact

Current issue: June/July 2015
Commentary Archive




Each week members receive an email containing a summary of state and national news impacting Alaska’s schools. To receive e-News please send an email to and type subscribe to e-news as the subject.

Current enews: June 4, 2015