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Message Concerning Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS Shooting

All,This past week has been difficult for us all as we struggle to comprehend what occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, we are all beyond saddened and heartbroken. The troubling and all too familiar but disturbing reality of mass shootings in schools has become more than a problem, it has become an epidemic.As we all grapple to understand our new reality and realize the changes that must be made, we at GSBA wanted to make sure you were aware of resources that might be useful to you in making those chan


GA education officials to attend /GSSA Annual Conf.& Vision Summit

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Pauly, Director of Communications, jpauly@gsba.com, 770-962-6843November 27, 2017- Approximately 700 local school board members and superintendents are expected to attend the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA), Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA) 2017 Annual Conference, Vision Summit (December 1-2) and pre-conference training activities (November 29-30) at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta.Featured keynote speakers include: Bill Curry, NFL player, coach, author, speaker and leader; John Couch


Announcing Student Video Contest Winners!

The Georgia School Boards Association is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Student Video Contest!In partnership with the Georgia Vision Project’s Spark campaign; GSBA sponsors a student video contest for public high school students all over the state. This year’s theme was “Student Achievement: What does it look like.”The GSBA Awards committee, who judged the videos on how well they addressed the topic, as well as the quality of the production and the creativity of the video, did the judging. The videos were all on


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