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.
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
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
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
MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Pauly, GSBA Director of Communications
JUNE 9, 2020–The 2020 Summer Conference and Delegate Assembly that was to be held June 5-6 was canceled due to COVID-19. GSBA held a virtual, abbreviated version of the Delegate Assembly to elect officers for the Board of Directors as required by the bylaws. Legislative positions were not on the agenda and will be considered at a later date along with District Director elections.
On Friday, June 5, representatives from 105 school boa