CALHOUN, GA - Gordon County Schools is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2022 Exemplary School Board recognition. The Gordon County Schools Board of Education was recognized Friday, December 2, 2022, at the annual conference held in Atlanta, Ga.

Designed to highlight best practices in school governance and leadership, GSBA developed state standards for governance that lay the foundation of the tiered awards and recognition program. Exemplary status is the highest level of distinction achievable, requiring school boards to meet a strict set of criteria including demonstrating accreditation compliance, exceeding training requirements, and fostering educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement.

Gordon County Schools Board of Education met and/or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of being named a 2022 Exemplary Board.

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 or to view the criteria for all tiers of the program.

Pictured from left to right: Dana Stewart, Jason Hendrix, Christie Fox, Charlie Walraven, Dr. Kimberly Fraker, Kacee Smith, Bobby Hall, and Eddie Hall.


About Gordon County Schools 

Gordon County Schools system serves approximately 6,500 students in schools across the county including six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The mission of the Gordon County School system is to build a collaborative culture that engages all students and staff in learning experiences leading to growth, empowerment, and transformation. 

Contact at Gordon County Schools
Kendra Pannell
Communications Coordinator
Email: kpannell@gcbe.org 
Phone: (706) 629-7366 ext. 8151
Website: www.gcbe.org