Membership in the Missouri School Boards’ Association benefits local boards of education and school districts in a variety of ways. By working together through MSBA, school boards have a major impact on education policy at the state and national levels. MSBA is a delegate-driven organization. The Delegate Assembly determines the positions MSBA takes on education issues. Members have access to legal and policy assistance, board training opportunities, the superintendent search service, major events such as the Annual Conference in cooperation with the Missouri Association of School Administrators, and numerous cost-saving and revenue-enhancing programs.


For more information about membership, contact Mike Parnell at 800-221-6722 ext. 331.

Affiliate Membership

Charter Schools

Charter schools are eligible for Affiliate Membership. Affiliate membership provides charter schools with access to and participation in MSBA Certified Board Member (CBM) Essential training; individualized whole board workshops; MSBA Basic Policy Services; MSBA cost-saving programs, such as the Food Purchasing Group, Natural Gas Consortium, and BuyBoard bulk purchasing; the MSBA Medicaid Consortium; and the MSBA Online Consortium.

Colleges and Universities

Institutions of higher education are eligible for Affiliate Membership. MSBA believes a strong relationship with colleges and universities will encourage the development of programs and cooperative activities that are mutually beneficial and will further the development of strong educational opportunities for Missouri students.