Rural schools educate about 15% of Utah’s students, spread over a wide and varied geography.
Our Purpose
Improve instruction in rural elementary and secondary schools.
Our Mission
Advocate for educational equity and adequacy in Utah's rural schools.
Our Goals
*  Help rural schools and districts identify and meet their educational goals.
*  Improve communication among rural schools, the State Office of Education, and institutions of higher learning.
*  Coordinate programs and activities, provide sharing of services, resources and information among URSA members.
*  Provide a unified voice to all citizenry, local boards, elected public officials, and legislative bodies that impact Utah's rural schools.
*  Encourage the development of stronger pre-service and in-service training of teachers and administrators.