Message Concerning Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS Shooting

All, This past week has been difficult for us all as we struggle to comprehend what occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, we are all beyond saddened and heartbroken. The troubling and all too familiar but disturbing reality of mass shootings in schools has become more than a problem, it has become an epidemic. … Continued

GA education officials to attend GSBA/GSSA Annual Conf.& Vision Summit

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Pauly, Director of Communications,, 770-962-6843 November 27, 2017- Approximately 700 local school board members and superintendents are expected to attend the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA), Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA) 2017 Annual Conference, Vision Summit (December 1-2) and pre-conference training activities (November 29-30) at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. … Continued

Announcing 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 “Student Achievement: What does it look like.” The GSBA Awards committee, who judged the … Continued

Local Georgia School Districts Receive GSBA Safety Grants

The Georgia School Boards Association, Risk Management Services (RMS) is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Safety Grant recipients. The GSBA Safety Grants are in their third year. The grants are available to assist and improve safety infrastructure in local school systems. “Safety of Georgia’s public school students and faculty have been and always will be a … Continued

CCSD Launches Inaugural Parent Academy Program

The Cherokee County School District this week launched its inaugural parent academy program. Developed by the Georgia School Boards Association, VILLA (Volunteer Instructional Leadership Learning Academy) offers parents the opportunity to learn more about the public schools in their community. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, CCSD became the first school district in the state to pilot … Continued

GSBA Student Video Contest

The Georgia School Boards Association in partnership with the Georgia Vision Project’s Spark campaign are sponsoring a student video contest for member districts, high school students all over Georgia. Winners will be recognized at the GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference in Atlanta, December 1, 2017. First place prize is $1000, second place is $500 and third place … Continued

Valarie Wilson of GSBA Named to Top 30 Education Technology Leaders

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Pauly, GSBA Director of Communications, 770-962-6843, Thirty K-12 and higher education leaders recognized by the Center for Digital Education for their efforts to transform learning through the innovative use of technology. Sacramento, Calif. – September 7, 2017 – The Center for Digital Education (CDE) today announced its 2017 Top 30 Technologists, Transformers … Continued

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@ 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