Our Organizational Mission
The Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools (AIRSS) gives identity, voice and recognition to rural and small schools and their local communities. AIRSS is the only statewide organization that helps promote and enhance education in rural and small schools in every community and location in Illinois.
ACCESS – To encourage access to quality educational opportunities for all students in Illinois rural and small schools.
VOICE -To provide advice, counsel and testimony to governmental entities, private agencies and legislators on matters concerning education in rural and small schools.
ADVOCATE – To advocate, for the quality of life (the Rural Advantage) that is unique to rural and small communities by preserving local control or rural and small schools