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About :: What School Boards Do

The primary function of a board of education is to oversee the education of students in their community. School systems in Alabama provide education at the elementary, middle and high school levels, while a growing number of school systems provide pre-K programming.

The Code of Alabama defines a school boards as “legally constituted body” that:

  • Governs a local school system
  • Promotes student learning
  • Prepares students to be college and career ready

Effective school boards function in a governance role, collaborating with their respective superintendents to craft a vision and goals to guide the superintendent and his/her staff in the effective education of all the system’s students.


Get On Board: Become a Voice for Alabama's Students

Would you like to learn more about school board service in Alabama? Visit AASB's online resource, Get On Board.