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Catoosa County BOE named Exemplary Board

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Catoosa County Board of Education recognized by GSBA as an Exemplary Board

The Catoosa County Board of Education has been recognized by the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) as an Exemplary School Board for the second consecutive year. Only 39 out of 180 school boards in Georgia were recognized as exemplary at the 2016 annual GSBA conference.

The Georgia Board of Education developed state standards for governance that formed the foundation for GSBA’s three-year, three tiered awards and recognition program. The recognition program was designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes excellent school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement.

The Exemplary distinction marks the highest honor any board of education can receive. To achieve this status, the Catoosa County Board of Education met or exceeded GSBA’s criteria for strategic planning, accreditation compliance, and training.


Superintendent Denia Reese said, “I congratulate our board on this outstanding recognition. To achieve this level of distinction requires many hours of planning and additional training. This award is evidence of their commitment to excellence in providing leadership for Catoosa County Public Schools.”


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, GSBA was one of the first school board associations in the nation to develop a program of standards for local boards of education.


For more information on the awards and the recognition program, please visit the GSBA website at gsba.com.


Pictured L to R: Jack Sims, Chairman Don Dycus, Melvin Edwards, Vice Chairman David Moeller, Gloria Hunt, Superintendent Denia Reese


Catoosa County Public Schools | P.O. Box 130 | Ringgold, GA 30736 | (706) 965-2297