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.



Local Georgia School Districts Receive GSBA Safety Grants

Media Contact: Justin Pauly, Director of Communications,, 770-962-6843 The Georgia School Boards Association, Risk Management Services (RMS) is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Safety Grant recipients. The grants are available to assist and improve safety in local school systems. “Safety of Georgia’s public-school students and faculty have been and always will be a priority for us,” said Valarie Wilson, GSBA Executive Director. “We are excited to provide an opportunity to highlight and support our school dist

2019 Governance Team of the Year – Finalists Named

October 22, 2019- The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Governance Team of the Year Award. This prestigious award is presented annually to one Georgia public school district’s board of education and superintendent who have achieved all-around success in their district.  This recognition is deeply rooted in the components of the Georgia Vision Project’s research-based recommendations for Georgia’s public schools. These finalists are vetted through a rigorous application proc

GSBA Named Recipient of 2019 NSBA Leading Edge Award

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) recognized the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) for their development of innovative projects that promote and advance public education by naming them as the recipients of the 2019 Leading Edge Award. Established in 2018, the Leading Edge Award honors state school boards associations for creating a statewide initiative program that provides needed services to support the work of local school boards. This year the award recognizes AASB for its School System Snapshot tool and GSBA for it

GSBA Announces its Leading Edge Award Program

We at GSBA are pleased to announce the newest award that recognizes innovative and “out of the box,” practices by governance teams and school districts. The GSBA Leading Edge Award seeks to highlight school districts who are leading the way in ensuring students are competitive in an ever-changing global market. The award is open to any school district in Georgia. This unique achievement will recognize innovative design and implementation of projects and programs by local governance teams that are having a significant positive impact on s

GSBA Elects New Officers & Adopts Legislative Positions for the 2019-2020 Year

JUNE 11, 2019- Local boards of education and superintendents met June 7-8 in Savannah for the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Summer Conference and Delegate Assembly. On Friday, June 7, representatives from 122 school boards in Georgia met to approve the legislative positions of the association and to elect GSBA’s 2019-2020 officers. The complete list of approved legislative positions will be posted soon on GSBA’s website. Mr. Frank Griffin, Chair of the Lee County School Board, was installed as president. Mrs. Pat Hugley Gre