Mission Statement

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The mission of the Small School Districts’ Association is to provide relevant information and proactive assistance to small school district governing boards and superintendents through legislative advocacy, collaboration, professional development, and support services.


SSDA Goals:

  1. To sponsor an effective legislative program that supports and responds to the unique needs of small school districts: specifically, to protect and increase small school district funding and ensure that the special needs of small school districts are reflected in waivers, exemptions, and other appropriate legislative provisions.
  2. To strengthen, support and maintain an SSDA office with SSDA employed staff reporting to the Executive Director, while increasing communication with the Executive Committee.
  3. To strengthen relationships with elected officials including superintendents of County Offices of Education, state education organizations, state agencies and other professional associations through collaborative activities such as direct contact, joint professional development and informational workshops while maintaining SSDA's identity as an organization.
  4. To provide SSDA participation opportunities for all small school district superintendents, administrators, governing board members and Associate Members, with a focus on new superintendents.
  5. To expand SSDA communications through e-mail, fax, and the SSDA web site and the SSDA newsletter.
    • The communication system should include networking opportunities for superintendents, principals, district staff, and trustees.
    • The communication system should include use of workshops, conferences, meetings and other means of professional development information, with specific attention to improving student achievement.
  6. To develop high priority support services that will help small school district superintendents enhance educational performance and reduce operating costs.