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Mission, Vision, & Standards

Mission
Provide leadership and services to local school boards for the benefit of students and for the advocacy of public education.

Vision
Trustee leadership for excellence in Idaho public education.

The Standards of the Idaho School Boards Association

About ISBA

The Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) is a non-profit, service organization providing policy services, legislative advocacy, leadership support and quality, cost-efficient board training to association members. Founded in 1942, and representing more than 500 locally elected school board members throughout Idaho, ISBA strives to improve public education for all Idahoans through the continued development of community leaders.

The Idaho School Boards Association strives to provide school board members with the information, training and support needed to serve their district. Developing highly trained and effective board/superintendent teams will help to positively affect student achievement and education.

Mission
Provide leadership and services to local school boards for the benefit of students and for the advocacy of public education.

Vision
Trustee leadership for excellence in Idaho public education.

Values
• Advocacy
• Communication
• Diligence
• Trustworthiness
• Commitment
• Respect
• Accountability
• Integrity

Standards
1) Effective Governance
2) Continuous Improvement
3) Advocacy
4) Accountability
5) Community Engagement
6) Education

Learn more about the Standards

Goals
ISBA will be the authority that is consulted for their knowledge and experience regarding successful school district governance, which will enable trustees, business leaders, politicians, and other decision makers to more effectively and efficiently carryout the mission and goals entrusted to them for the shared goal of the continued success of public education in the State of Idaho.

The member services delivered by ISBA will better enable the local trustee’s ability to successfully govern school districts in the state of Idaho.

Governance
The organization is governed by the Bylaws of the Idaho School Boards Association. These bylaws may be changed by ISBA’s Executive Board with the approval of the membership. The governance, financial practices, committee structure, and other details of ISBA’s operations are further detailed in our Governance Policies.