The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has been
named a recipient of the GSBA Inaugural Leading Edge Award for 2019. The Georgia School Board Association
developed the award to recognize school districts that are demonstrating
innovative practices and programs by governance teams, ensuring students are
competitive in an ever-changing global market.
School districts throughout the state were invited to apply highlighting
work in one of the eight components of the Georgia Vision Project. Our district applied in the Early Learning
and Student Success component, highlighting the creation of the new Early
Learning Center at Henderson E. Formey, Jr. School with family services
available for all, the success of the Early Learning Center at Port Wentworth
Elementary and the new “Zoo School” Pre-K class located at Oatland Island
The GSBA recognized these efforts as a unique achievement in
innovative design and implementation of projects and programs that are having a
significant positive impact on student’s achievement and engagement.