Governor’s Proclamation Honors School Board Members

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Governor Declares March 13-17, 2023 School Board Appreciation Week

MAR. 13, 2023 – In a significant acknowledgment of the pivotal role that school boards play in the educational landscape, the Governor of Georgia has officially proclaimed March 13-17, 2023, as School Board Appreciation Week across the state. This dedicated week serves to recognize the contributions and dedication of school board members who tirelessly work to ensure the highest standards of education for all students in Georgia.

School boards are the backbone of the educational system, providing governance, setting policies, and making critical decisions that affect the future of education and the lives of young learners. The Governor’s proclamation underscores the importance of these roles and the appreciation for those who volunteer their time and expertise for the betterment of public education.

Kemp Signs Proclamation

Throughout School Board Appreciation Week, schools and communities across Georgia are encouraged to join in acknowledging the hard work and commitment of their local school board members. It is a time to celebrate the progress made in education, thanks to the visionary leadership and unwavering support of these dedicated individuals.

The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) welcomes this proclamation as a vital recognition of the essential work school boards do in fostering educational excellence and equity. “This week is a wonderful opportunity for us to express our gratitude to school board members who devote countless hours to ensure that our schools are providing the best possible education,” said a GSBA Executive Director, Valarie Wilson. “We are thrilled to see their efforts recognized at the highest levels of state government.”

School Board Appreciation Week is not only a time for thanks but also a call to action for communities to engage more deeply with their local education boards. By understanding the challenges and opportunities within our schools, community members can contribute to a collaborative environment where educational success is a shared goal.