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Candler County School District Achieves 2016 GSBA Exemplary School Board Status

over 2 years ago

December 7, 2016– Candler County School District is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2016 Exemplary School Board recognition. 

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

The Candler County School Board met and or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn this honor of a 2016 Exemplary Board. The criteria may be reviewed by clicking here for more information.

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, 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.

The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-year, three tiered program.  For more information on the program you may visit the

GSBA website for awards and recognition


click here

to view the criteria for all tiers of the program.

Superintendent's Over Arching Goals

over 3 years ago

1. That our graduation rate will meet or exceed 85% by the end of 2016-17 school-year.

Current Status- 82.2%

2. That 90% of our core areas (Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies) will meet or exceed state average on state milestone assessment by the end of 2016- school year. Current status is 84%

3. We will rank in the top 6 on the Ga. Milestone in Reading and ELA in grades 3-8 among 18 school systems in FDRESA by end of the 2016 school year.

4. Current status- 3 grades each in top 5 for both Reading and ELA.