GA’s ESSA Plan Released for Review

The Georgia Department of Education has release Georgia’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act. Click the links below to read the plan and provide feedback. It is critical as school board members that your voice is heard. Please take a few minutes to read through this information and click the link to provide feedback. … Continued


Board Members Training Credits Deadline 6/30/17!

GSBA Online Training Credit Deadline for FY17 training credits for board members around the corner!   June 30, at midnight is the deadline to complete state required training credits for fiscal year 2017. GSBA offers online opportunities through School Board U and Communicating Education. Each platform offers training online at your own pace.   Click … Continued


GSBA Elects New Officers & Adopts Legislative Positions for the 2017-2018 Year

GSBA Elects New Officers & Adopts Legislative Positions for the 2017-2018 Year   MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Pauly, GSBA Director of Communications, 770-962-6843, jpauly@gsba.com Follow us on facebook and twitter. JUNE 13, 2017– Local boards of education and superintendents met June 9-10 in Savannah for the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Summer Conference and Delegate Assembly.   On Friday, June 9, … Continued


GSBA Summer Conference & Delegate Assembly, June 9-10

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Pauly, Director of Communications, 770-962-6843, jpauly@gsba.com JUNE 6, 2017– The Georgia School Boards Association will hold the Summer Conference and Delegate Assembly in Savannah, June 9-10.  Approximately 600 local board members and superintendents will be in attendance for this year’s Pre Conference Workshops and the Summer Conference and Delegate Assembly.   This … Continued


GSBA’s “Make the Connection” Contest Giveaway

Four Ways to Enter GSBA is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Conference giveaway. Anyone is eligible to participate and you do not have to be present at the 2017 GSBA Summer Conference to win. There are FOUR ways to enter to win a $250 Visa Gift Card plus a $100 shopping spree at Atlas … Continued


Georgia School Districts Named Technology Leaders

Media Contact: Justin Pauly, Director of Communications, 770-962-6843, jpauly@gsba.com March 22, 2017 – Eleven Georgia districts won the 2016-2017 Digital School District Survey. The study, coordinated by the Center for Digital Education in partnership with the National School Boards Association, showcases exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern the district, communicate with … Continued


Special Week Honors Georgia’s School Boards

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Pauly, Director of Communications, 770-962-6843,  jpauly@gsba.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. MAR. 10, 2017 – We join in a statewide celebration to salute the efforts of local school board members. March 13-17, 2017 is School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. View the Governor’s Proclamation HERE. … Continued


Report Compares Georgia’s Accountability System to Other States

A recent report has been presented to the Georgia Department of Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Working committees titled, “Comparisons and Systems Research of States’ Accountability Measures.” The report by UGA’s Dr. Richard Welsh, of the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy compares accountability models state by state for 5 southeastern states and … Continued


GSBA Board Recognition Program – Update

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 … Continued


Campaign aims to shed positive light on public education

By LAUREN MCDONALD lmcdonald@goldenisles.news Dec 27, 2016 Every day, Glynn County’s teachers and students create positive news worth sharing. But too often, those stories aren’t heard beyond school walls. The Spark! campaign aims to change that. The Spark! campaign, part of the Georgia Vision Project, intends to support public education by spreading positivity in school … Continued