City school board earns Quality status

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VALDOSTA – Valdosta City Schools and the Valdosta Board of Education have achieved the Georgia School Boards Association 2019 Quality School Board recognition.

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

The Valdosta Board of Education met and/or exceeded the criteria set by GSBA to earn the honor of a 2019 Quality Board, school officials said.

Twenty-one of the 180 public school boards earned the Quality Board status this year, school officials said.

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 Quality 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.

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