Our core purpose is to serve and empower a national, non-partisan alliance of state school boards associations that are dedicated to ensuring public school board leaders obtain high quality training and support in order to provide excellent and equitable public education in local communities throughout the Nation.

COSSBA’s mission is to be a non-partisan, national alliance dedicated to sharing resources and information to support, promote and strengthen state school boards associations. We represent twenty-three states (and growing) from across the United States. Our members serve the largest collection of school board directors and students. Membership and participation is open to all state school boards associations.

Serving as the chief executive officer for COSSBA, the Executive Director is responsible for the general management of the organization under the supervision of a national board of directors, The ED will represent and act on behalf of the Consortium with member state associations, other state and national organizations, appropriate agencies, and other stakeholder groups.