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.



GSBA Membership Elects New District Directors

GSBA Membership Elects New District Directors   Media Contact: Justin Pauly, GSBA Director of Communications,, 770-962-6843 August 18, 2020- On Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29, board members elected new Board of Directors for GSBA. On, Tuesday, August 11, a run-off was held for GSBA District 5. GSBA Board of Directors are elected for three-year terms. The Board of Directors is composed of the president, president-elect, vice president, treasurer, immediate past president, and a Director from each of th

State Launches Internet Speedtest Pilot for Schools

GSBA is sharing the press release below from Governor Kemp's Office to promote internet speed testing to assist the state in mapping internet speeds for better data on connectivity for schools and students.   JUNE 23, 2020 Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that the Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative (GBDI) is launching the Speedtest® by Ookla® pilot project statewide through August. This project is designed to equip school leaders with the clearest picture possible of internet connectivity for Ge

New GSBA Employee Announcement

We at GSBA are excited to announce and welcome the newest member to our team, Dr. Steve Barker. Dr. Barker will lead the association’s Strategic Planning Service and Georgia’s Vision for Public Education, a research-based initiative that supports the success of public education. Dr. Barker’s expertise in school and district leadership lends itself well to guide governance teams through the process of planning for the future. His understanding and participation in the Vision for Public Education’s research based work will strengthen

GA FY21 Public Education Budget

Much like the rest of the state had to pause as a result of COVID-19, so did the Georgia General Assembly; this meant legislators had to place on hold a lot of critical work that impacted all facets of life. For us in the k-12 education world the most critical hold was that placed on passing a budget because it impacted the ability of districts to set their budgets for the coming year. Well, the legislature reconvened on June 15, to complete the 2020 session, and on this past Friday they passed the 2021 budget. Angela Palm shared a breakdown

GSBA School Re-Opening Recommendations

  Welcoming students back to school under normal circumstances is a gargantuan task, but you are now in the midst of preparing to reopen schools following months that have been filled with uncertainty, stress, and social unrest. Through it all we must find the energy and will to press on by providing our public education students, and the staffs that serve them, with leadership, opportunity, safety, instruction and hope. While it is difficult to sort out and we do not know what tomorrow holds, we do know that our students and staffs d