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2019 Governance Team of the Year – Finalists Named

October 22, 2019– The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Governance Team of the Year Award. This prestigious award is presented annually to one Georgia public school district’s board of education and superintendent who have achieved all-around success in their district.  This recognition is deeply rooted in the components of the Georgia Vision Project’s research-based recommendations for Georgia’s public schools.

These finalists are vetted through a rigorous application process and visited by an impartial review team to confirm the information in the application.

“This group of governance team finalists from Georgia sets a high bar for best practices, student achievement and community engagement. We are proud of the accomplishments of these teams and the example they set for all of us.” said Frank Griffin, GSBA President and Chair of the Lee County Board of Education.

The winner will be announced at the GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 7-9 p.m. during a banquet honoring these outstanding governance teams. There were 48 Georgia school districts that qualified and 9 that chose to submit applications.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of national experts who perform various leadership roles in the field of public education.

“These 9 finalists who have chosen to apply for the GSBA Governance Team of the Year have met stringent criteria and passed a thorough review,” said Valarie Wilson, GSBA Executive Director. “While only one wins, each has exemplified school district success through high functioning governance teams.”

2019 GSBA Governance Team of the Year Finalists

  • Bleckley County
  • Columbia County
  • Dade County
  • Dawson County
  • Effingham County
  • Fayette County
  • Forsyth County
  • Jefferson City
  • Oconee County

For more information on the GSBA Governance Team of the Year click here.

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