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The VSBA Beliefs, Vision & Mission

  1. That public education is the foundation of and for democracy.

  2. The VSBA represents school boards in Vermont.

  3. Public education in Vermont is critically important for a healthy democracy, is the engine that drives economic development, and is the core of a strong community.

  4. School boards and their communities need to understand the jobs, roles, and responsibilities of school boards and their members; and boards need to have professional development to be effective and efficient in their roles.

  5. Public education is the greatest equalizer.

  6. Education is a fundamental right.

  7. Vermont is a state where every student has equitable access to a world class public education, and our students are driven by their aspirations, through empowered school boards, who are ensuring student success.

  8. The VSBA is the glue that ties together local school boards, and is respectful of different positions of school boards.


The VSBA is the trusted leadership organization advancing the essential work of Vermont school boards so that each and every student is supported in their educational journey.


Develop and provide systems and resources that support school boards and their members, informed through inclusive community engagement.

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