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Forsyth County Schools earn national award for technology use

In a recent news release by the Center for Digital Education, Forsyth County Schools were named a winner of the 2017-2018 Digital School Districts Survey in the category of large student population districts. 

According to the release, Forsyth County was one of 16 districts nationwide to be given this award for the use of technology by the school board and the district as a whole. 

“These districts are innovating in exemplary ways by investing in tools and learning models for the next-generation learners,” the release stated. 

According to Jennifer Caracciolo, Director of Communications for Forsyth County Schools, this award is more recognition for the type of forward-thinking the district has dedicated itself to in recent years.  

“Our community is dedicated to providing our students with the resources they need to excel in the classroom, and also to prepare them for future employment and life success,” Caracciolo said. “We are grateful for their support and share this recognition with them and our hard-working staff members.”

The Digital School Districts Survey Award is now in its 14th year, and according to the release awards will be presented to districts at the National School Boards Association’s annual conference in the spring.

“School boards are embracing technology initiatives that help them govern more effectively and empower their districts to operate more efficiently,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, executive director and chief executive officer for the National School Boards Association. “The variety of districts recognized by this survey in both size and urbanicity serve as examples for others who want to introduce innovative approaches within their communities.”

Three other Georgia school districts were also recognized in the category of large student population districts, including Bibb County, DeKalb County and Richmond County schools.