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2020 GSBA Exemplary School Board Status

GSBA Exemplary School Board Status

Barrow County School System is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2020 Exemplary School Board recognition.

The recognition program is designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement.

Barrow County School System met and/or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of a 2020 Exemplary Board. The School Board for Barrow County Schools has earned this recognition all 5 times in the 5 years this award has been given to system boards – 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020. (The program was temporarily suspended in 2017.)

The GSBA Governance Team Recognition Program was developed by Georgia superintendents and board members based on the state board of education’s standards for effective governance to recognize exemplary leadership.

In 1998, the Georgia School Boards Association was one of the first school board associations in the nation to develop a program of standards for local boards of education.

The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-tiered program.  For more information on the program, visit the GSBA website for awards and recognition or view the criteria for all tiers of the program.