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Forsyth County Schools announced as finalist for state governance award
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The Forsyth County school system has been announced as a finalist for the Georgia School Boards Association, or GSBA, 2019 Governance Team of the Year Award, the system announced on Thursday. 

Forsyth County Schools and eight other Georgia school systems are now in the running for an award that is presented annually to the board of education and superintendent of a Georgia public school district that has “achieved all-around success in their district,” according to a press release. 

This is the second year that Forsyth County Schools has been selected as a finalist for the award. 

“We are honored to be recognized again by GSBA with this prestigious honor,” Board of Education chair Kristin Morrissey told the Forsyth County News on Thursday. “Collectively, as one governance team, our board and superintendent have strong shared beliefs and values about what is possible for all students.”

Other finalists for the award include school districts in Bleckley, Columbia, Dade, Dawson, Effingham, Fayette and Oconee counties, and Jefferson City in Jackson County. 

“These nine finalists who have chosen to apply for the GSBA Governance Team of the Year have met stringent criteria and passed a thorough review,” GSBA Executive Director Valarie Wilson said in the release. “While only one wins, each has exemplified school district success through high functioning governance teams.”