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Effingham County School District achieves GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

The Effingham County School District was recently recognized as the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2016 Distinguished School Board recognition. 

The recognition program was designed to showcase the 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. 

The Effingham County School Board met and/or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn this honor of a 2016 Distinguished Board.

The GSBA requires that a System Strategic Plan be adopted that it is implemented to measure progress on accomplishing the improvement goals. They also must approve the Vision Resolution and incorporate ten of the Georgia Vision Project local school district recommendations into the system’s strategic plan.

Last, the Governance Team conducts a self-assessment and a Distinguished Committee conducts an assessment using the same instrument - the board then reviews the committee recommendations for futher consideration.

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 distinguished 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-year, three tiered program.  More information on the program can be found on the GSBA website.