The Association of Alaska School Boards is an organization representing all of the local school boards in Alaska. It's membership consists of more than 330 individual board members, responsible for 100 percent of the students who attend Alaska's public schools.
Formed in 1954 by four districts, AASB has expanded over the years to include as members more than fifty school boards in cities, boroughs, and Rural Education Attendance Areas (REAA's), incorporating with nonprofit status in 1972. Today the Association serves as a source of assistance, information, and liaison for school boards and the districts they represent. AASB provides a statewide perspective on issues of educational concern. Other services provided by the association include:
» Policy Development
» Board Development
» School Improvement and Community Engagement Services
» Strategic Planning
» Superintendent Search
» Legislative Advocacy
AASB Membership Benefits
This brochure is a list of core services provided as a function of your AASB dues.
AASB is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors, consisting of 11 directors and four officers. Representation comes from all regions of the state. The Board is elected by the membership at the Annual Conference. The membership as a whole passes the resolutions which establish the positions taken by the Association before the legislature and other agencies throughout the year.
AASB's financial support comes from a combination of member dues, fees for service to individual districts, and grants.