Start Date 07/01/2020 12:00 AM
End Date 06/30/2021 12:00 AM

The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) and Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA) Annual Conference is the state's premier education conference.  Out of an abundance of caution and keeping the safety of our members in the forefront of our decision-making process, this year's conference is being presented as a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE.

Enter your email address above to register for the Annual Conference as well as the Workshop of your choice.  


GSBA affords local school board members a great opportunity to fulfill their annual training requirements for the fiscal year in conjunction with the GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference . This is a convenient way to obtain the necessary credit for annual training (see O.C.G.A 20-2-230). Three excellent programs are available for board members, superintendents and attorneys who represent local boards of education. Below is a brief description of each workshop with pricing. EACH PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP PROVIDES 6 HOURS OF CREDIT.

Pre-Conference Workshops - all agendas to come


E. Freeman Leverett Legal Issues Workshop (December 2, 2020) - $175.00 (Board Members) & $250.00 (Attorneys) 

The E. Freeman Leverett Legal Workshop is a long time favorite of not only school board attorneys but board members and superintendents.  This year’s morning session will include presentations on the new Title IX regulations, the newest court cases dealing with employment and students involving the definition of “sex,” first amendment issues involving students’ inflammatory use of social media off campus, and the annual survey of court cases and state board decisions.  In the afternoon, board members will once again witness the year end meeting of the Hardtimes County Board of Education while attorneys get CLU credit for professionalism and trial practice.


Best Practices-COVID-19: Lessons Learned & What We Know Now - $175.00

School districts have been resilient, as they have taken on the challenges presented by the ebb and flow of the pandemic.  Governance teams are answering new and different questions about how to meet the needs of their students and staff.  What are effective examples of how needs are being met for small, medium and large districts from urban, rural and suburban areas across our state?  

Join a conversation and hear from your colleagues, superintendents and fellow board members about best practices in delivering services to students and supporting the staff in the midst of COVID-19.  Major emphasis will be on the following:

  • Department of Health COVID Hotspot Update and Student/Staff Health
  • Teaching and Learning Plans & Platforms (Virtual, Face to Face & Hybrid)
  • Meeting Social & Emotional Needs for Students and Staff

Featured presenters consist of:

The Georgia Department of Health

Georgia Department of Education, Teaching and Learning Staff

Georgia Department of Education, Chief of Staff

Kognito, Mental, Social-Emotional Health Experts

Various Georgia Governance Teams

Clayton County

Morgan County

Baldwin County

Taliaferro County

Houston County

 Finance (December 2, 2020) - $175.00

Join Steve Smith, Superintendent, Bleckley County Schools and Marc Wisniewski, former City of Decatur Board Member as they lead this informative workshop.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of the budgeting process and the entire financial planning process for school systems.  Participants will receive 6 credit hours. 


GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference - (December 3-4, 2020) - $230.00 - After November 20, 2020 the fee increases to - $300.00

Register to attend Georgia's premier professional development opportunity for educational leaders. Use this registration link if you are a school board, superintendent or other school official.