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, 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, 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 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

Simbli Named District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product

Nominations from top K12 readers led to the selection of Simbli, eBOARDsolutions flagship board governance software solution, achieving the Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product designation for the fifth time in seven years. Simbli has been recognized for making a positive difference with school boards and district leadership by K12 leaders who named it to District … Continued

Education officials to attend 2016 GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Pauly, Director of Communications,, 770-962-6843   November 28, 2016- Approximately 700 local school board members and superintendents are expected to attend the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA), Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA) 2016 Annual Conference (December 2-3) and pre-conference training activities (November 30 & December 1) at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel … Continued

Announcing GSBA Student Video Contest Winners!

The Georgia School Boards Association is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Student Video Contest! In partnership with the Georgia Vision Project’s Spark campaign; GSBA sponsors a student video contest for public high school students all over the state. This year’s theme was “What’s your vision for public schools in Georgia. The GSBA Awards committee, who judged … Continued

GSBA Statement on Amendment 1 / OSD

Media Contact: Justin Pauly, Director of Communications, 770-962-6848,   November 9, 2016 – The 2016 elections have come to a close and among the many items that were on the ballot Georgia overwhelmingly defeated Amendment 1/ Opportunity School District with 60% of the vote. GSBA pledges to continue to roll up our sleeves and work … Continued