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Board of Education Receives Honor

 Left to right: Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz; Board Members Jeff Morris, Tracy Rookard, Michelle Simmons, Vice Chair Carol Lindstrom, Chair D.T. Jackson
Left to right: Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz; Board Members Jeff Morris, Tracy Rookard, Michelle Simmons, Vice Chair Carol Lindstrom, Chair D.T. Jackson

The Douglas County Board of Education was named a 2016 Distinguished Board by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) at their annual conference on December 2, 2016. The recognition program is designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership among Georgia School Boards. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures to advance student learning and achievement.

“Our Board of Education worked in accord to earn the 2016 Distinguished Board designation,” said Douglas County Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz. “We are one of only 30 out of 181 districts in the state to earn the accolade this year.”

According to Board Chair D.T. Jackson, “All members of our board worked together to earn this status that is designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. We consistently work to make sure that, among other requirements, our district complies with: standards of accreditation, board members exceeding state training requirements, incorporating Strategic Plan Goals in the superintendent’s evaluation, and other components of the recognition criteria.” Click here for more information about the award criteria.

“At the same GSBA meeting, Dr. Pritz was honored by GSBA and the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association for being named one of four finalists for Georgia Superintendent of the Year,” Mr. Jackson continued. “Dr. Pritz has served our system well for seven years and this is a significant honor recognizing the work he has done in our school district as well as across the state.”

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