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Washington County Board of Education Receives Leading Edge and Board of Distinction Awards at GSBA

Recently, the Washington County School board was presented with 2 awards at the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Conference. These awards involve a rigorous review process and are open to every district in the state.

The Washington County Board of Education was granted the Leading Edge Award for their Districtwide Communications Plan. The award for the Communications category was presented to 3 school districts in the entire state of Georgia. According to the Georgia School Boards Association, the Leading Edge award seeks to highlight school districts who are leading the way in ensuring students are competitive in an ever-changing global market.

This unique achievement recognizes innovative designs and implementations of projects and programs by local governance teams that are having a significant positive impact on student’s achievement and engagement. The award was open to all school districts in Georgia and spans the following 9 categories: Continuous Improvement, Communication, Early Learning & Student Success, Teaching & Learning, Teaching & Learning Resources, Human & Organizational Capital, Governance, Leadership & Accountability, Culture, Climate & Organizational, and Financial Resources.

The Washington County School Board was also named a Distinguished School Board for the second year in a row. This award is given to honor the achievement and the pursuit of higher standards in the local governance of public schools. They were joined by 4 other school districts in this category. This Board Recognition Program requires a high level of commitment from school boards and individual members.

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