The mission of the NCSBA, as an advocate for public school education, is to provide leadership and services that enable local boards of education to govern effectively.
The best way to educate the populace is through public schools;
The most effective way to govern public schools is through local boards of education which are representative of the community;
Members of local boards of education make better decisions when they are educated about their roles and the issues in public education;
Legislative and policy making bodies must provide coordinated support to public education;
School board members must recognize and accept the importance of their roles as educational leaders;
Local boards of education are responsible for the education of all public school children; and
School board members must make the best decisions for children and the community.
To endeavor to bring about the general improvement and betterment of the public schools in North Carolina;
To promote greater activity and high efficiency on the part of school boards in order to secure the best possible management of the schools;
To secure united cooperation in handling school board problems;
To provide the legislature and other citizens with information necessary for the passage of sound education legislation; and
To inform the public of the conditions and needs of the schools and generate a greater public interest in the public schools of North Carolina.