The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) is a voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide educational association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards — the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state with more than 7,000 school board trustees.
Our mission is to promote educational excellence for Texas public schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services to school districts.
TASB Mission, Beliefs, and Values
Learn what TASB stands for and what you can expect when you work with us.
A Name You Trust
TASB has 75 years of experience with Texas public schools and provides assistance in all areas of public-school governance and operation with high-quality solutions and services designed to support the critical work of educating the millions of public schoolchildren in our state.
Supporting Schools and Communities
Here at TASB, we believe deeply in the tradition of local governance, with elected school board members best equipped to chart the future of Texas public schools.
The initial focuses of TASB — advocacy, training, and information resources — are as important today as they were in the beginning. And as schools have had to respond to inevitable challenges, so has TASB responded with innovative solutions and services that seek to minimize the operational burdens of government and keep taxpayer resources for the benefit of local schools and their communities. Besides legal, policy, and human resources support, member school boards have access to risk management services, investment and insurance assistance, a purchasing cooperative, an energy cooperative, facility services, special population consulting, and more.
Strength in Numbers
For decades, nearly all school boards in Texas have been active members of TASB — giving us the opportunity to coalesce and amplify school trustees’ voices across the state. Our longstanding membership rate is the result of keeping the needs of school boards — and their districts — at the heart of everything we do.
We also offer Active Membership to education service center boards and Associate and Affiliate Membership opportunities for community colleges, central appraisal districts, and some public-school charters. At TASB, you’ll find strength in numbers, knowing we’re all working to ensure a brighter future for our state through stronger schools and communities.
Member Focused. Member Led.
As a nonprofit member association, TASB is committed to the needs of those we serve with leadership and oversight from an elected 40-member board of directors, made up of school board members who represent every area of the state. This board meets four times a year and works with TASB administrators to provide strategic and fiscal leadership. Our governance structure provides accountability, accessibility, responsive decision-making, and financial oversight to ensure alignment with member needs and priorities.
Solutions & Services
Explore TASB's wide range of comprehensive and affordable products and programs designed to add value and savings — and strengthen public schools.
TASB History — How It All Began
TASB has been working on behalf of Texas public schools since 1949. We provide innovative solutions and services to help lessen the burden of government.
The TASB Board of Directors ensures the association is aligned with member needs and priorities.
TASB members receive a variety of services, including exclusive news and information, access to services, and on-call assistance through the members’ 800 number.
TASB Recognition and Awards Programs
Supporting and promoting public education excellence by sharing success stories.
TASB Executive Management Team
The TASB executive management team is responsible for administering high-quality solutions and services for school board members across the state.
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Area School Board and Affinity Associations
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