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.
Georgia School Boards Association announces the creation of the GSBA Governance Team of the Year Award. This prestigious award honors the top board/superintendent team that best demonstrates its commitment to maximizing student achievement and enhancing trust and support for public education in their community. This honor is deeply rooted in the components of the Georgia Vision Project’s research-based recommendations for Georgia’s public schools; however, a system does not have to have formally adopted the Vision for Public Education to apply.
GSBA is excited about what this award will demonstrate for the governance teams that are recognized, as well as the statewide recognition it will bring to the hard work of public schools.
The application process is now open and will close on Friday, June 15, 2018. The award will be presented at a special banquet the night of Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta during the 2018 GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference. Named finalists may invite members of their community to join them in celebrating their success during this time.
Applications are being emailed to boards that GSBA is aware of meeting the award criteria. If you feel that your board/superintendent team has met the criteria but have not received an application, please contact Tony Arasi, Director of Board Development at email@example.com or his assistant, Martha White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The Governance Team of the Year award is different from the board recognition program (Quality, Distinguished & Exemplary Boards). The board recognition program still exists and will be awarded in June.