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Mission, Vision, & Standards

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

Trustee leadership for excellence in Idaho public education.

The Standards of the Idaho School Boards Association

Policy & Legal Services

Policy and Government Affairs
ISBA has a mission to help support and improve policy decision making and implementation by Idaho school districts by providing the training and education necessary. ISBA provides a wide range of policy services to our members.

ISBA Government Affairs & Advocacy staff represent the ISBA membership at the Idaho State Legislature. Advocacy provided on behalf of members can be followed online through our weekly publication during the Legislative Session "Capitol Notes" or by following us on Twitter.

Policy Update Service
Maintaining school district policies as laws change is a legal requirement for trustees. The process can be cumbersome, but with assistance from ISBA policy staff districts can be assured they have reliable, authoritative specialist to assist the board and provide essential information along the way. Over 85 Idaho School Districts and 14 Charter Schools are currently members of the Policy Update Service.

Legal Services
ISBA members are eligible for legal services designed to assist school districts, trustees, superintendents, clerks, and business managers with guidance on issues as they arise. Should you need legal assistance, please email Anderson Julian Hull (AJH) and someone representing the firm will respond.

When you contact AJH, please indicate you are an ISBA member. You can also contact Brian Julian or Amy White at (208) 344-5800. Each district can receive up to four hours per year of legal assistance free of charge. Additional time will be billed to your district.

2015 Resolutions

Resolution 1: Class Size Average Calculation
Resolution 2: Strategic Planning Timeline
Resolution 3: Salary Based Apportionment for Classified Employees
Resolution 4: Make Permanent the Income Tax Credit
Resolution 6: Support for 6th Grade Alternative School Funding
Resolution 9: Reducing the Supermajority Requirement School Facilities Bonds
Resolution 10: Bond Relief
Resolution 11: Maintaining District Fiscal Authority
Resolution 12: Timely Completion of Negotiations

2015 Bylaw Changes

Charter School Membership

2014 Resolutions

Resolution 2: Support for Idaho Code Standards
Resolution 4: Knowledge and Skills Based Salary Reimbursement
Resolution 5: Operational Funding for School Districts
Resolution 6: Voluntary Professional Development for School Board Members
Resolution 7: Support for the NSBA Efforts for Increased Local Governance
Resolution 8: Appropriate State Funding for Certificated Salary Schedules
Resolution 9: Mastery Learning and the Funding Mechanism

2014 Bylaw Changes

Article X - Resolutions (Resolutions from the Floor)

The Legislative Process
This PowerPoint presentation by Jessica Harrison provides an overview of the Idaho School Boards Association’s legislative process.

Contacting Legislators
Contact information for all State Representatives and Senators is available through the State of Idaho website.