RCPS Board of Education Achieves 2015 GSBA Exemplary School Board Status
Posted on 12/11/2015
RCPS logoCONYERS, GA– Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) is proud to announce that the Rockdale County Board of Education has earned the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2015 Exemplary Board recognition.  

“I congratulate our board members for this outstanding recognition,” said Superintendent Richard Autry.  “This is the highest level of distinction in the GSBA recognition program, which requires our board to meet several criteria, such as provide evidence of a system strategic plan, demonstrate accreditation compliance, and exceed the minimum training requirements.  This entire community should be proud of these elected officials for their hard work and dedication to quality public education for the children in Rockdale County.”   

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 Rockdale County Board of Education met and / or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn this honor of a 2015 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 at for awards and recognition or click here to view the criteria for all tiers of the program.