The Ohio School Boards Association began in 1955 after five regional associations banded together to coordinate activities. Today, OSBA is composed of 711 school boards. Their 3,511 elected board members represent Ohio’s local, city, exempted village, career center and educational service center districts. The management teams of member boards also have access to all OSBA services.

OSBA has changed significantly over the years in response to the changing educational landscape. But it remains true to its responsibility to help you, the local school board member, do your job more effectively. We’re guided by our mission to serve Ohio’s public school board members and the diverse districts they represent through superior service, unwavering advocacy and creative solutions. And we stand ready to assist you in all areas of boardmanship.