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Achieving Excellence in Governance

GSBA’s mission is to assist boards in achieving excellence in governance. We have developed numerous tools to do this. The newest is School Board U, an online professional development system designed with school board members in mind. Our evaluation and assessments tools help boards focus on areas they wish to strengthen. We are pleased to release a new and improved Board Recognition Program. This new program operates the same as the last 3-tiered process using Quality, Distinguished and Exemplary Board levels. You may apply to the program based on the last level achieved. For more information, visit Awards and Recognitions program.

Important GA DOE Deadlines:

GSBA Provides the State’s Only Comprehensive Board Development Program

View  new GSBA FY18 Board Training Catalog

Need Help Planning your Training Requirements? 

The links in the Resource and Related links sections at the bottom of this page will guide boards and superintendents through the steps necessary to build an annual board development plan, provide information on GSBA’s Awards and Recognitions program, links to School Board U, and information on the annual and summer conferences.

The following outlines what Georgia law requires as far as training:

New Board Members – Total of 15 hours of training

  • Local district orientation (one hour must focus on school finance) – 3 hours
  • School finance and budgeting (not including the hour in the local orientation – 5 hours
  • Coursework based on the state board’s core curriculum aligned to the new state standards – 4 hours
  • Whole board governance team training (includes the superintendent) – 3 hours

Board Members With One or More Years of Service – Total of 9 hours

  • Coursework based on the state board’s core curriculum aligned to the new state standards – 6 hours
  • Whole board governance team training (includes the superintendent) – 3 hours

GSBA has designed a board development program, approved by the state board, to meet all of the requirements.

Board Management Software

Simbli’s board management software facilitates effective governance by providing boards with the tools they need to be successful. Simbli’s ‘Core Four’ includes integrated modules that help boards maximize productivity, bringing together meetings, policies, and evaluations into one easy to use board management software solution.

Visit eBOARDsolutions website to learn more.