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.


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 December 1, 2022. The three winning nominations, as determined by the judges, are as follows:

Congratulations to the following winners of the
2022 GSBA Beacon Award:

  • ­­­­The Cairo Messenger – nominated by Grady County Schools
  • Radio 96.9 WRDO Morning Show with Micky Helms and Kim Paul – nominated by Ben Hill County Schools
  • Daniel Evans with the LaGrange Daily News – nominated by Troup County Schools