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 governance that form the foundation for GSBA’s awards and recognition program.
During the State of the Association at the 2017 GSBA Summer Conference in Savannah, we announced that the Association decided to review and revise the Board Recognition Program. The purpose of revising the program was that the process revealed some unintended gaps which ultimately caused the integrity of the process to be in question.
Board Recognition Program for FY18
We are pleased to release a new and improved Board Recognition Program. This new program operates the same as the previous 3-tiered process using Quality, Distinguished and Exemplary Board levels with additional criteria to meet. Participants applied to the program based on the last level achieved. The program operates on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year. The applications were submitted in May and all board member training was completed by 5:00 p.m. on June 7, 2018 in Savannah. GSBA recognized the boards on June 8 during the Summer Conference.
This improved Board Recognition Program requires a higher level of commitment from school boards and individual members. The ultimate goal is to provide a platform based on governance standards which challenges boards, but creates a culture of success for students and communities.
- FY18 Board Recognition Chart
- Sample Online Applications
Previous Board Award Listings
- 2018* Exemplary Boards
- 2016 Exemplary Boards
- 2015 Exemplary Boards
- 2018* Distinguished Boards
- 2016 Distinguished Boards
- 2015 Distinguished Boards
- 2014 Distinguished Boards
- 2018* Quality Boards
- 2016 Quality Boards
- 2015 Quality Boards
- 2014 Quality Boards
- 2013 Quality Boards
* 2017 Program Temporarily Suspended
Other GSBA Awards
2019 School Boards Appreciation Week in Georgia
Will be held on March 18-22, 2019 – 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!
2018 School Boards Appreciation Week was held on March 12-16, 2018.