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.
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
On Thursday, March 25, late in the evening several of our Georgia communities experienced one of mother nature’s most powerful and destructive forces, tornados. Bartow, Coweta, Floyd and Polk Counties were directly hit by the devastating supercell that passed through our state each with varying degrees of damage.
Specifically, Coweta County, hardest hit, felt the effects of an EF4 tornado that devastated the community, homes and especially the district’s school buildings which were heavily damaged. The students are not only facing chal
It is hard to believe that we as a state, nation and world have hit the one-year anniversary of a global pandemic that has changed the way of life as we have known it. The world we live in will never be the same again.
We as a society have had to make a monumental shift of how we go about daily life and most importantly how we educate our students. In the midst of a global crisis of epic proportions, our public schools stepped up to the plate, displaying a determination and resiliency to navigate the daily changing dynamics brought on as a
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
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