2019 GSBA Exemplary Board Status Awarded to Fannin Schools


Blue Ridge, Ga – The Fannin County Board of Education receives with the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2019 Exemplary School Board award.

The recognition program showcases 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.

“I want to first thank you for all the training we had and the retreat. It is my honor to present to you the exemplary board trophy for this year. This is two years in a row,” said Assistant Superintendent Robert Ensley during the Board of Education meeting.

Exemplary Board

GSBA awarded 55 public schools with the status.

The Fannin County Board of Education met and/or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of a 2019 Exemplary Board. The criteria’s listed on GSBA’s website and covers eight areas, including strategic planning, fiscal responsibility, and ethics. In 2019, only 55 of the 180 public school boards earned the Exemplary Board status.

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, you may visit the GSBA website for awards and recognition to view the criteria for all tiers of the program.

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