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

The Georgia School Boards Association, Risk Management Services (RMS) is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Safety Grant recipients. The GSBA Safety Grants are in their third year. The grants are available to assist and improve safety infrastructure 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 districts in their important work

CCSD Launches Inaugural Parent Academy Program

The Cherokee County School District this week launched its inaugural parent academy program. Developed by the Georgia School Boards Association, VILLA (Volunteer Instructional Leadership Learning Academy) offers parents the opportunity to learn more about the public schools in their community. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, CCSD became the first school district in the state to pilot the program and will be featured in a GSBA video to promote VILLA. School Board Chair Kyla Cromer brought up the idea of creating such a program during her re-election c

GSBA Student Video Contest

The Georgia School Boards Association in partnership with the Georgia Vision Project's Spark campaign are sponsoring a student video contest for member districts, high school students all over Georgia. Winners will be recognized at the /GSSA Annual Conference in Atlanta, December 1, 2017. First place prize is $1000, second place is $500 and third place is $250. Entry deadline is October 17th. Please pass this message along to your high schools. For more information, contest guidelines, eligibility and entry forms visit http://www.gsb

Valarie Wilson of GSBA Named to Top 30 Education Technology Leaders

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Pauly, GSBA Director of Communications, 770-962-6843, Thirty K-12 and higher education leaders recognized by the Center for Digital Education for their efforts to transform learning through the innovative use of technology. Sacramento, Calif. – September 7, 2017 – The Center for Digital Education (CDE) today announced its 2017 Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers – 30 education and technology leaders across America who are transforming the education landscape through the use

GSBA Board of Directors Approves Valarie Wilson as New Executive Director

Contact: Justin Pauly, Director of Communications, 770-962-6843, jpauly@ The Georgia School Boards Association's Board of Directors is pleased to announce Mrs. Valarie Wilson as the next Executive Director. Current Executive Director, Sis Henry, who has served GSBA for 14 years and has been involved in public service for 44 years is retiring June 30, 2015. The GSBA Board of Directors voted to approve Mrs. Wilson's hire at their May 8 meeting. “Valarie brings an unsurpassed perspective along with a high level of know