Dooly County School System Achieves 2020 GSBA Exemplary School Board Status

 Dooly County School System is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2020 Exemplary School Board recognition. 

The recognition program is 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. 

Dooly County Schools met and/or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of a 2020 Exemplary Board.

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.

“I am extremely proud of the work of the Dooly County School Board,” says Dr. Craig Lockhart, Superintendent.  “This recognition demonstrates that this school board uses best practices in school governance and has a laser-sharp focus on increasing student achievement.  I thank Dooly school boards past and present for the work they have done on behalf of the community. We are committed to excellence!”

Dooly County Board of Education Chair Katrice Taylor states, “I am really proud of this board and the accomplishments that we have made. We work really great together, and we truly care about the best interest of the children. I hope that we can continue to work in a positive direction and to keep the Dooly County School System moving forward.”


The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-tiered program.  For more information on the program you may visit the GSBA website for awards and recognition to view the criteria for all tiers of the program. #thisisdooly #headedtothetop #committedtoexcellence