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.


Member Benefits

Why be a GSBA Member?

The Georgia School Boards Association is the only professional organization dedicated solely to improving school board governance in Georgia- and our services are backed by over 70 years of excellence. Explore our services to learn how your district can be cutting edge in technology, policy, training, risk management, strategic planning and public engagement.

Georgia School Boards Association Risk Management Services-Exclusive access to policy services
-Simbli board management software
-Strategic planning facilitation
-Superintendent search services
-Risk management, safety and insurance services
-Lease-financing program
-Free BuyBoard purchasing cooperative

Georgia School Boards Association Policy Services-Represent member needs with state and federal policymakers
-Legislative bill tracking, research, reporting and talking points
-Monitoring and reporting on State Board meetings
-Legislative podcasts
-Agenda magazine
-Member toolkits on critical issues
-Georgia’s Vision for Public Education

Georgia School Boards Association Conferences and Trainings-Participation in multiple committees and task forces
-Access to the board mentoring program
-Access to the GSBA HUB online member-only community
-Free webinars and district meetings
-Two statewide conferences at discounted rates

Georgia School Board Association Trainings-Unlimited board service consultations
-Discounted whole-board governance team training
-Discounted training workshops
-Board awards and recognition
-Access to member-only resources
-Free virtual training workshops and whole board trainings offered during pandemic

Our Members at a Glance

*numbers from 2021-2022 membership



percent membership


board members in Georgia school districts


percent satisfaction

Average Board Tenure

Board Member Ethnicity

Board Member Gender


Male- 61%


Female- 39%

Average Board Size

Board Member Composition

School Board Elections

Advocacy and Communications

• 99% of bills worked with favorable outcomes

• 98% member satisfaction with GSBA communications

• Over 487,000 GSBA social media impressions

Board Leadership Development

• 8,851 training hour credits awarded

• 95% of GSBA districts participated in board development opportunities

Networking and Collaboration

• 58% of school boards attended GSBA conferences

• 1,567 active members in the GSBA HUB

Professional Services

• 93% of members using Policy services

• 94% of members using Simbli

• 43,000+ school employees covered by Worker’s Compensation program

• $22+ billion in school property covered