The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected boards of education.

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Advocacy & Communications

Through a comprehensive grassroots network, the association advocates for the legislative positions approved by delegates from member boards at the annual Delegate Assembly. By adhering to effective communications strategies, GSBA strives to keep members up-to-date on education issues and best practices.

Be a Well-Informed Advocate

GSBA’s advocacy program includes having a presence at the table when education policy and legislation are being considered. This activity is year-round. Members are included in numerous ways to assure that the association’s positions represent our membership. Communications efforts to inform stakeholders include print and online publications, email, web and face-to-face communications.

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Legislative Update Emails

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Issues + Answers

Hot legislative issues, pesky educational acronyms, stats on Georgia’s school board members, special reports on public education — it’s all here at your fingertips.

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Publications

Agenda magazine, policy updates, new board member newsletters – GSBA maintains these publications to keep members and educational leaders informed on various topics.

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Video Gallery

Our video gallery covers topics ranging from GSBA services to conference highlights  to Spark videos celebrating success in public education – watch them all!

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GSBA/GSSA Legislative Site Visits

In an effort to have board members and superintendents present at the Capitol throughout each session of the General Assembly, GSBA and GSSA staff will be hosting legislative site visits each year in February. View the GSBA District Map.

The day begins with a one-hour update, 9:00 – 10:00, from the GSBA and GSSA staff to give you the latest information on what’s happening in the legislature.

Board members should contact their legislators to let them know you will be at the Capitol on the date you have chosen.  Ask for a meeting.

Location 
Georgia State Capitol | 206 Washington St. SW| Atlanta, GA 30334

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The 2023 School Boards Appreciation Week is March 13-17, 2023.

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!