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.


2023 Beacon Award Winners Announced

The Georgia School Boards Association is thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Beacon Award! GSBA’s Beacon Award recognizes reporting on public education by people, representatives, or organizations whose coverage or projects over time has created an understanding of public education issues by informing the general public about programs, policies and/or issues affecting the public schools, students, and/or communities.

The GSBA Awards committee, made of board of education members from all over Georgia, critiqued the applications and chose those they felt best reflected fair and unbiased reporting from the nominations.

The three winners will be honored at an awards session during the GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference on November 30, 2023. The three winning nominations, as determined by the judges, are as follows:

Congratulations to the following winners of the
2023 GSBA Beacon Award:

  • ­­­­The Oglethorpe Echo – nominated by Oglethorpe County Schools
  • Liberty County Schools Public Relations – nominated by Liberty County Schools
  • The Baldwin Bulletin– nominated by Baldwin County Schools