Legislative Advocacy

AASB Legislative Priorities 2020

Where We Stand 2020

Resolutions and Belief statements of the Association of Alaska School Boards as approved by the membership at AASB’s 65th Annual Conference, November 12, 2020.

Alaska Legal Resource Center

Provides free access to public legal resources, such as case law, court rules, statutes and regulations.

BASIS (Bill Action Status Inquiry System)

BASIS has been designed to help the public access legislative information. Inside BASIS you can find information on Bills, Schedules and Legislative Members.

Lobbying Guide to the Alaska Legislature (pdf)


Legislative Services

As a school board member, understanding Alaska’s legislative process is your key to creating a better educational system for our kids. AASB encourages school board members to be instrumental in the legislative process through these important services.


Our Executive Director coordinates AASB’s grassroots lobbying effort. AASB’s Legislative Network means your school board representatives are prepared to lobby during each legislative session.
AASB is your member network to promote pro-education legislation and to protect the principle of local control of public education.

Legislative Handbook

Each year Legislative Network members receive AASB’s Legislative Handbook for School Board Members.
Your handbook includes:

• Current addresses for legislators
• Current priority education issues
• Basics of Lobbying
• Useful tips on how to communicate effectively with legislators

Legislative Fly-In

Two Fly-Ins each legislative session offers board members the opportunity to speak with a unified voice as they meet face to face with legislators and governmental officials. Your voice is heard as you collaborate with AASB through testimony at committee hearings. Take advantage of a first-hand opportunity to convey your board’s perspective on critical issues affecting district and statewide issues.

Federal Relations Network

AASB is your link to the National School Boards Association’s Federal Relations Network. This is your opportunity to become involved with the legislative process at the national level.