School board members play an invaluable role in their communities. If they take time to build relationships with locally elected and appointed officials, they have an effective voice in public policy that impacts education. Officials want to hear from boards because they know education is such a vital function of state and local governments and because their decisions may impact schools back home in their districts.
The Alabama Association of School Boards taps into this natural pool of grassroots advocates and mobilizes school boards to express the needs of their students and communities. To ensure members are up to date and informed, AASB asks members to complete their profiles in eMEMBERSHIP and to enter any connections they may have with government officials, state board members and others who influence education policy.