About the Association
The Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in education. As democratic and voluntary organization, the SSBA ensures advocacy, leadership and support for member boards of education by speaking as the voice of publicly funded education, offering opportunities for board development and providing information and services.
School boards are elected to govern Kindergarten to Grade 12 education in their school divisions and are essential members of local government. They ensure that the wishes of the community are reflected in the division’s schools and make decisions that shape the education of Saskatchewan’s children. The Saskatchewan School Boards Association supports boards in this very important work.
Saskatchewan School Boards Association
400 – 2222 13th Ave.
Regina, Sask. | S4P 3M7
Joe Couture, Communications – Ext. 131 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Saskatchewan School Boards Association was established in 1915 under its former name, the Saskatchewan School Trustees Association or SSTA. Membership in the Association is, and has always been, voluntary. Interest in the Association was significant from the start with 3,000 trustee delegates attending annual conventions in the early years. Dedicated individuals devoted much time and energy to keeping the Association alive without the assistance of full-time staff. The activities of the Association initially consisted of publishing a monthly journal and attempting to influence the provincial government with respect to education-related legislation.
The Association came of age in 1952 when it was incorporated by a special Act of the Legislature. This legislation reaffirmed the voluntary nature of the Association.
It is important to understand that the Saskatchewan School Boards Association represents boards of education, not individual trustees. In other words, division board trustees belong to the Association by virtue of the fact that their division board belongs. The Association represents public and separate school division boards of education, as well as francophone school divisions or Conseils scolaires fransaskois.
The Saskatchewan School Boards Association represents public, separate and francophone school divisions and reflects the rural, urban and northern diversity of our province. Membership in the Saskatchewan School Boards Association is voluntary and is open to school boards and First Nations education authorities.
We are advocates for education
- Members of the Provincial Executive of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association act as advocates for education, addressing local and provincial issues. They also represent the Association on various working groups relating to education and local government. Saskatchewan School Boards Association staff support the Executive in their role as advocates, and help to ensure effective communication among member boards, the Executive, the education community and the community at large.
We share information with school boards
- Sharing research and information developed especially for boards of education is an important role of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association.
We support school boards
- The Saskatchewan School Boards Association, as a voluntary, democratic organization assists school boards to effectively govern school divisions.
How We Are Governed
The Saskatchewan School Boards Association:
- Sets priorities based in large measure upon the resolutions passed by the membership at the annual Fall Assembly held each November;
- Conducts business between Assemblies through its elected Executive; and,
- Implements and coordinates its policy initiatives through its Executive Director and Staff members.
The Executive of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association consists of a President and Vice-President and representatives of seven constituencies:
- Urban Public
The staff of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association provides the following services:
- Board Development
- Communications and Policy Support
- Employee Benefits Plan
- First Nations and Métis Education
- General Insurance Plan
- Group Tendering
- Legal Services
- Strategic Human Resources and Employee Relations
- By 2025, Saskatchewan has a globally recognized education system that others wish to emulate.
- Provide leadership, coordination and services to member boards of education to support student achievement.
The Saskatchewan School Boards Code of Ethics
Our Executive Policy Handbook
- The Saskatchewan School Boards Association developed this Executive Policy Handbook as a major component of its governance leadership.
Our Strategic Plan
- The Saskatchewan School Boards Association has established Vision 2025, the SSBA’s Strategic Plan, as a major component of its leadership vision.
Our Position Statements
- The Association Position Statements address key issues for Pre K-12 education and describe the shared beliefs that direct united action by boards of education /Conseil scolaire fransaskois and their Association.
Constituencies of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association
- Horizon SD #205
- Living Sky SD #202
- North East SD #200
- Northwest SD #203
- Prairie Spirit SD #206
- Saskatchewan Rivers SD #119
- Chinook SD #211
- Good Spirit SD #204
- Prairie South SD #210
- Prairie Valley SD #208
- South East Cornerstone SD #209
- Sun West SD #207
- Christ The Teacher RCSSD #212
- Holy Family RCSSD #140
- Holy Trinity RCSSD #22
- Lloydminster RCSSD #89
- Light of Christ RCSSD #16
- Prince Albert RCSSD #6
- Regina RCSSD #81
- St. Paul’s RCSSD #20
- RCSSD (Roman Catholic Separate School Division)
Urban Public Constituency:
Conseil scolaire fransaskois constituency:
- School board members who are First Nations, Métis or Inuit