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Recognizing exemplary boards

The Georgia Board of Education developed state standards for governance that form the foundation for GSBA’s awards and recognition program. This program replaced GSBA’s Standards for Local Boards of Education and the Board of Distinction program.

Board Recognition Program for FY18

Please view for info:

  • FY18 Board Recognition Levels – CHART
  • Free Informational Webinar concerning the revised GSBA Board Recognition Program as well as the pre-conference workshops and the Summer Conference was offered on 2/13/18.
  • Board Recognition Application will be available in early spring.

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 this program was that the process revealed some unintended gaps which ultimately caused the integrity of the process to be in question.

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. This new process will operate on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year. The applications must be submitted by April 15 with any remaining training to be completed no later than the pre-training workshops on June 7, 2018 at the GSBA Summer Conference in Savannah. The reason for this is that GSBA will recognize boards the next day, June 8, during the Summer Conference general sessions.

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

Other GSBA Awards

GSBA will continue the regular cycle for the Partnership Commendations, Beacon Awards and Service Awards.

2018 School Boards Appreciation Week in Georgia

Will be held 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!

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