CARROLLTON, GA – In recognition of best practices in school governance and leadership, the Carrollton Board of Education has been named a 2014 Distinguished School Board by the Georgia School Boards Association.
The announcement was made last week at the annual joint conference of GSBA and the Georgia School Superintendents Association, held at Cobb Galleria’s Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta.
The recognition program was 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.
“On behalf of GSBA, congratulations on achieving the status of a Distinguished Board of Education,” wrote Tony Arasi, GSBA director of Board Development, in a letter to the board announcing the designation. “The adherence to the highest governance standards is a testament to your commitment to education and your community.”
The Carrollton Board of Education met and/or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of a 2014 Distinguished Board.
The GSBA Governance Team Recognition Program was developed by Georgia superintendents and board members to recognize exemplary leadership. The program is based on the state Board of Education’s standards for effective governance.
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 current GSBA Board recognition program, implemented in 2013, is a three-year, three-tiered program beginning with the Quality Board status. Carrollton was named a Quality Board in 2013 and will seek the final tier, Exemplary Board status, in 2015.
For more information on the program you may visit the GSBA website (www.gsba.com) for awards and recognition to view the criteria for all tiers of the program.