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.
GSBA’s mission is to assist boards in achieving excellence in governance. We have developed numerous tools to do this. The newest is School Board U, an online professional development system designed with school board members in mind. Our evaluation and assessment tools help boards focus on areas they wish to strengthen. GSBA released an improved Board Recognition Program with added criteria in 2018. This program operates the same as the last 3-tiered process using Quality, Distinguished and Exemplary Board levels. For more information, visit Awards and Recognitions program.
In times like this, it is more important than ever for your governance team to come together and talk through the standards for effective governance and assess how you are doing your work. GSBA’s training team will not only work with you to customize your board training agenda specifically to your needs but will also manage all technical aspects of setting up, managing, and facilitating the virtual meeting process. To schedule whole board training contact Dr. Sam King, GSBA Director for Superintendent Searches & Board Development Manager email@example.com, 770-962-2985
With a statewide shelter-in-place order, GSBA is pleased to offer our new School Board U online learning platform that is not only easier to use but also includes some new courses that can help you in these times of physical distancing. GSBA’s online courses are available 24/7 and can be started and completed at your convenience. Check out our course catalog at http://gsba.talentlms.com, register for an account and get started, or download the talentlms app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
At a time when face-to-face workshops are not possible, GSBA is prepared to virtually convene board members and superintendents to talk about the current issues and the best practices that are surfacing all over our great state. Be on the lookout for these virtual offerings in the coming weeks and months as we work to make sure you are equipped with the best information to lead your district.
The links in the Resource and Related links sections at the bottom of this page will guide boards and superintendents through the steps necessary to build an annual board development plan, provide information on GSBA’s Awards and Recognitions program, links to School Board U, and information on the annual and summer conferences.
Board Members With One or More Years of Service – Total of 9 hours
GSBA has designed a board development program, approved by the state board, to meet all of the requirements.
Board Management Software
Simbli’s board management software facilitates effective governance by providing boards with the tools they need to be successful. Simbli’s ‘Core Four’ includes integrated modules that help boards maximize productivity, bringing together meetings, policies, and evaluations into one easy to use board management software solution.
Visit eBOARDsolutions website to learn more.