The GSBA Board Recognition Program is a 3 tier, 3-year process to achieve the highest level. The 3 recognition program levels are Quality, Distinguished and Exemplary. GSBA developed this program to reflect the state standards, which offers school boards additional ways to increase their effectiveness. The State Board of Education developed the state standards for governance that form the foundation for GSBA’s awards and recognition program.
During the State of the Association at the 2017 GSBA Summer Conference in Savannah, we announced that the Association decided to review and revise the Board Recognition Program. The purpose of revising the program was that the process revealed some unintended gaps which ultimately caused the integrity of the process to be in question.
Board Recognition Program for FY18
We are pleased to release a new and improved Board Recognition Program. This new program operates the same as the previous 3-tiered process using Quality, Distinguished and Exemplary Board levels with additional criteria to meet. To participate, please apply to the program based on the last level achieved. This new process will operate on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year. The applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on MAY 4 with any remaining board member training to be completed no later than the pre-training workshops (by 5:00 p.m.) on June 7, 2018 in Savannah. The reason for this is that GSBA will recognize boards the next day, June 8, during the Summer Conference.
This improved Board Recognition Program requires a higher level of commitment from school boards and individual members. The ultimate goal is to provide a platform based on governance standards which challenges boards, but creates a culture of success for students and communities.
- FY18 Board Recognition Chart
- Online Applications and Samples (Deadline to submit apps EXTENDED to 5/4/18)
Previous Board Award Listings
- 2017 Program Temporarily Suspended
- 2016 Exemplary Boards
- 2015 Exemplary Boards
- 2016 Distinguished Boards
- 2015 Distinguished Boards
- 2014 Distinguished Boards
- 2016 Quality Boards
- 2015 Quality Boards
- 2014 Quality Boards
- 2013 Quality Boards
Other GSBA Awards
2018 School Boards Appreciation Week in Georgia
Held on March 12-16, 2018 – GSBA is proud to serve the state’s locally elected boards of education. GSBA has developed numerous ways to assist local systems in honoring local boards and board members! THANKS for all you do for Georgia public school students!