Legislative Representation

  • Staff liaison to the General Assembly, state department of education, and various state commissions and agencies
  • Representation by Regional Education Advocates
  • Testimony at House and Senate hearings at the state level
  • Regular updates through the Legislative Report
  • Opportunities for involvement on BASA Legislative Committee
  • Development of legislative positions on education-related issues
  • Representation on the Education Coalition
  • Representation at the federal level through the American Association of School Administrators


  • Exemplary Leadership Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • President's Award
  • Leadership in Education Award
  • Years-of-Service Recognition
  • Ohio Superintendent of the Year Award
  • John G. Hauck Scholarship Award

Member Assistance

  • Conflict intervention
  • Contract consultation
  • Legal assistance fund
  • Legal counsel
  • Information retrieval
  • Superintendent/board relations
  • On-site assistance in school finance
  • Technology consultation
  • School levy and bond issue consultation through the Powerhouse Schools League

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Earn CEU or graduate credit for attending BASA conferences and seminars.
  • Conference topics include: legal issues, school finance, instructional leadership, school construction, retirement planning, beginning superintendents, strategic planning and technology. Numerous seminars address current, critical education issues.
  • Ohio School Leadership Institute provides leadership development for selected superintendents. This intensive program is cosponsored with the Ohio Department of Education.

Career Advancement

  • Contract preparation and review
  • Evaluation of references and credentials
  • Resume review and preparation
  • Interview preparation
  • Job vacancy listings
  • Out-of-state certification information


  • Adminiscope reports association activities.
  • Legislative Report summarizes legislative issues and analyzes bills.
  • On Advice of Counsel addresses legal concerns in education.
  • Job Bulletin lists superintendent vacancies.
  • School Finance discusses Ohio school finance issues. (Available by subscription.)
  • Monographs address timely issues.
  • Lending library contains materials on education topics.
  • Resource manuals are available for purchase.

Membership Involvement

  • Executive Committee positions include directors to represent each of the 10 geographic regions of Ohio, one member appointed at-large, president-elect, president and past president.
  • Standing Committees include Legislative, State Department, Instructional Leadership, Insurance, Membership, Professional Growth & Development, Public Relations & Communications, Professional Rights & Responsibilities, Capital Conference, Constitution & Bylaws.
  • Ad Hoc Committees are appointed as needed.