The GSBA Board Recognition Program is a three-tier process to achieve the highest level in board governance. The three recognition levels are Quality, Distinguished and Exemplary, with Exemplary being the highest level.
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.
Boards no longer must go through the 3 levels in succession. The board may apply for the level in which it meets all the criteria.
GSBA will be utilizing Award Force, an online platform, to streamline this year’s application process. Applicants will have one location to fill out their information, upload supporting evidence, and save and edit their entries up until the deadline. Please click on the button below to create an account, all 3 applications can be found in this one location.
View the updated FY2022 Board Recognition criteria. All changes are highlighted in yellow.
GSBA hosted a demo of the new platform on Thursday, March 24. Due to a technical glitch, the demo was re-recorded and can be found below. A Dropbox link with materials from the Demo can also be found below. We hope this information will be helpful as you begin the Board Recognition application process.
In FY21 there were 13 Quality Boards, 5 Distinguished Boards, and 60 Exemplary Boards.
This Board Recognition Program requires a high 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.
GSBA will continue the regular cycle for the Partnership Commendations, and Board Service Recognition. We offer a variety of other awards for school board members, superintendents and districts in Georgia: