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Rockdale Board of Education honored as Exemplary Board 2020
Posted on 12/09/2020
Georgia School Boards Association Exemplary Board 2020 badgeConyers, Ga. – The Rockdale County Board of Education (BOE) was recently honored as a 2020 Exemplary Board, the highest status in the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Board Recognition Program.

“We are extremely proud that the Rockdale County Board of Education has yet again earned Exemplary status,” said RCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts. “This is the highest level of distinction conferred by the Georgia School Boards Association. Not only has our board garnered this elite recognition on five occasions, but also our board has been named a Leading Edge Award Recipient for the second consecutive year. This affirms our board’s commitment to world-class governance as well as the dedication of each member to facilitating optimal student learning, achievement, and growth for the students of Rockdale County Public Schools.”

GSBA Board Recognition, a three-year, three-tiered program, is designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement. Only 56 school boards out of 180 elected school boards in the state have earned the status of 2020 Exemplary Board. The Rockdale County BOE also earned Exemplary status in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. The GSBA Board Recognition Program was paused during 2017 and revised to require an even higher level of commitment from school boards and individual members.
The mission of GSBA is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s 180 elected boards of education. Please visit for more information.

Headshots of Rockdale Coutny Board of Education members and GSBA Exemplary Board 2020 badge; image says Rockdale County Board of Education 2020 Georgia School Boards Association Exemplary Board, Mandy North Chair, Pam Brown Vice Chair, Wales Barksdale, Tony Dowdy, Heather Duncan, Sandra Jackson-Lett, Jim McBrayer