to uphold the ideals of the public school system as an instrument for the advancement of quality education for the children of this community,
to develop and promote the adoption of such ethical practices, personnel policies, and standards of preparation and participation as mark a profession,
to develop and promote a continuing program to improve salaries, fringe benefits, retirement, tenure, working conditions, and instruction through negotiations with the Board of School Trustees as the exclusive negotiation representative for teachers in compliance with the Association-School Board Agreement,
to enable members to speak with a common voice on matters pertaining to the teaching profession and to present their common interests before the Board of School Trustees and the other legal authorities,
to participate in community affairs so as to promote an appreciation of the professional ideals which the Association represents, and
to hold property funds and to employ a staff for the attainment of these purposes.