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 announced the creation of the GSBA Governance Team of the Year Award in 2018. 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 for Public Education 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 demonstrates for the governance teams that are recognized, as well as the statewide recognition it will bring to the hard work of public schools.
The award is presented at a special banquet held during our Annual December Conference at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. Named finalists may invite members of their community to join them in celebrating their success during this time. There were nine finalists for 2019 and the winner was Forsyth County Schools. View their application HERE. See the finalists’ press release, HERE.
Applications are emailed to boards that GSBA was aware of meeting the award criteria. New for 2020, there will be 3 school systems awarded the honor based on the system’s size. See Criteria below for more information. Deadline to apply: September 30, 2020. 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 are usually awarded during the June conference. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the application deadline for board recognition is extended until September 30, 2020.