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ACTION REQUIRED: SB47 Voucher Bill

The State Senate will take a floor vote on SB47 at 1pm today. The bill is the Senate's expansion of the Special Needs Scholarship. Now is the time to contact your Senator and tell them that you oppose SB 47! SB 47 expands the current special needs voucher to: Students with a 504 plan OR a formal diagnosis from a licensed physician or psychologist relating to one or more conditions to be identified by the State Board which must include at least the 21 identified in the bill Those who received preschool special education service


GSBA Statement on Vaccine Priority for Educators

Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Kathleen Toomey announced that on March 8, 2021, educators and staff (Pre-K, K-12, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs), will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. We appreciate the state for prioritizing K-12 public education in the fight against this devastating virus. Georgia’s public education system plays a vital role in our society through not only education, but many services that keep our students healthy and productive, mentally and physically. As w


National School Boards Association offers virtual Annual Conference – April 8-10, 2021.

I wanted to take a moment to offer best wishes for the new year. A new year offers a fresh restart and a way for us to put the tumultuous 2020 behind us. A new year helps remind us to set new goals and accomplishments for what lies ahead. While 2021 presents many challenges, given the circumstances, we have the chance to refocus our efforts to present our best for Georgia's public education system. There are many opportunities to take advantage of. The National School Boards Association is offering their Annual Conference virtually, April 8-


GSBA Rural Task Force 2020 Report

  2020 Rural Report The GSBA Rural Task Force is pleased to release the 2020 Rural Report. This year the Rural Task Force made a concerted decision to take a more in depth look at the 4 major topics it developed in the 2019 Report. While much has changed, funding, healthcare, teacher recruitment and retention and early learning continue to be the issues at the forefront. The 2020 Rural Report takes each of the 4 topics and expands on the why, while also examining the additional layer of COVID-19, which has placed a larger sp


2020 GSBA Governance Team of the Year – Winner Announced

  Media Contact– Justin Pauly, Director of Communications, 770-962-6843,  jpauly@gsba.com November 30, 2020 - The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Governance Team of the Year Award. This year GSBA is awarding this prestigious award to 3 Georgia public school districts' board of education and superintendent team who have achieved all-around success in their district.  While a single governance team has won in the past, GSBA has created 3 categories: small, 1-3,000 students, medium