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 2021 Safety Grant recipients. The grants are available to assist and improve safety in local school systems, who are members of the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Risk Management Services (RMS). “Safety of Georgia’s public-school students and staff is of the upmost importance,” said Valarie Wilson, GSBA Executive Director. “When it

2021 Governance Team of the Year Award Finalists

Media Contact– Justin Pauly, Director of Communications, 770-962-6843, October 11, 2021- The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 Governance Team of the Year Award. The award honors 3 Georgia public school district’s board of education and superintendent who have achieved all-around success in their district. The 3 categories are: small, 1-3,000 students, medium, 3,001-10,000 students and large, 10,000+ students. This recognition continues to be deeply rooted in th

GSBA Elects New Officers & Adopts Legislative Positions for the 2021-2022 Year

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Pauly, Director of Communications, 770-962-6843, Follow us on facebook and twitter. JUNE 24, 2021 - On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, representatives from  school boards in Georgia met to approve the legislative positions of the association and to elect GSBA’s 2021-2022 officers. The complete list of approved legislative positions will be posted on GSBA’s website. The officers of GSBA are the president, president-elect, vice president, treasurer immediate past president. Officers are elected at

Thanks to those that attended our summer conference!

  This time last week many of us were together either face-to-face or virtually for our 2021 Summer Conference. On behalf of GSBA I want to say thank you to all those who participated in the 2021 Summer Conference. We so appreciated interacting with each of you whether in person or virtually. Despite the capacity limitations placed on us by the hotel, we did our very best to bring a content-rich experience to you via the in-person and online hybrid model. We purposely designed our conference curriculum around the most relevant, current

CRT Diversity Equity Inclusion letter

Recent events have occurred in different parts of our state regarding the concepts of Critical Race Theory and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Governor Kemp and Attorney General Carr have also released statements on their thoughts and opinions on these topics which has brought them to the forefront for all districts. As the discussions and debate continues to surface, we at GSBA encourage governance teams to ensure you fully understand these concepts. If the conversation is raised or has been raised in your community, your role as a governa