The Utah School Boards Association shall provide leadership, advocacy, training, and quality services for effective school board governance.


  1. Public education is the foundation of our democratic republic.

  2. Public education’s success depends on public support.

  3. A sustained financial commitment is essential.

  4. Locally-elected school boards best represent local educational needs.

  5. Effective local school boards positively influence student achievement.

  6. Student achievement is further enhanced when parents, students, and the educational community work together.

  7. Collaboration of education and community services are essential to meet the needs of all students.

  8. Multiple land use provides funding for public education.

  9. Legislation should be based upon statesmanship, not on the desire to promote an individual state and federal agenda.