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District Names Teachers of the Year For Elementary, Middle & High Levels
In three separate surprise presentations at their respective schools on July 28, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale named the school
district’s three academic level Teachers of the Year. They are Beth Knight of Hendricks Elementary School, Rick Parker of Daniell
Middle School, and Tyler Gwynn of Allatoona High School. On the first day of pre-planning, Mr. Ragsdale surprised the teachers by
naming them academic level Teachers of the Year in front of their fellow teachers and staff members. Read more.
CCSD Bus Routes for the 2014-2015 School Year Are Now Available
Runs and maps will be posted at your local school for review prior to the first day of school.
Kindergarten and First Grade students along with their parents are invited to ride the bus on Friday morning, August 1, 2014,
as a practice run prior to the first day of school on Monday, August 4. Buses will run at regular scheduled morning pick up
times and parents/students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early. Due to limited space, we ask that you limit
the number of additional family members riding. Only school-age children are allowed to ride as our regular buses are not
equipped with car seats. The bus will follow the planned route to school, then return back to the bus stop. During the months
of August and September if temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid
to drink on the bus. If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 678/594-8000, or email your
transportation area supervisor whose email can be found on the Transportation website.
New District Website Design
The Communications Department of the Cobb County School District is pleased to announce an upgrade to the district website. Larger
fonts, cleaner pages and content organized in easy-to-find categories are the focus of the new look. Be aware that due to the
size of this site, some visitors may encounter areas that still utilize the old design. These areas will be updated as soon as
possible. Our desire in this redesign is to assist our parents, students and employees in accessing information more easily. As with
any change, however, we understand some items may initially be hard to find. If you have any questions or see any problems,
please contact our District Webmaster, Lee Hill.
NOTE TO CCSD EMPLOYEES: If you are looking for the links to Email, Intranet, Subfinder, etc. please
look in the "EMPLOYEES" pull down menu above.
Cobb Students Excel on End-Of-Course Tests
Recently released results show Cobb students’ scores on End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) improved in all areas except Analytical Geometry,
which was a new test this year. Scores rose in Coordinate Algebra, 9th Grade Literature, 11th Grade Literature, Biology, U.S. History,
and Economics. The EOCTs assess student mastery of the Georgia Performance Standards in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics,
Science and Social Studies. Scores from the EOCT are counted as 20 percent of the student’s final grade in all EOCT courses except
Economics which is counted at 15 percent. A complete test briefing is available here.
Teresa Reddish Clay ES Target teacher has been awarded NAGC Teacher Scholarship
Teresa Reddish, Target teacher at Clay Elementary School, has won the National Association for Gifted Children A. Harry Passow Classroom Teacher Scholarship. One of only two teachers to receive this honor!
Posted: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:49:34 +0000
Cobb County School’s Transportation Department receives EPD Award
Cobb County Schools was honored last month at the Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation’s (GAPT) 50th Annual Conference & Trade Show at Jekyll Island, when the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) presented Cobb County Schools with the GaDER Gold Award.
The GaDER Gold Award is awarded to school systems that have reduced emissions in 26-74% of [...]
Posted: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:45:11 +0000
Cobb Mentoring Matters Hosts their End of the Year Celebration!
Cobb Mentoring Matters (CMM), Cobb County School District’s flagship school-based mentoring program, celebrated the conclusion of their 2nd year of operation at Laurel Park in Marietta. As part of an ongoing effort to meet the standards of best practices for mentoring, the event brought together Mentors, their Mentee, and family members for a day of [...]
Posted: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:50:46 +0000
Enrollment Study Presented
On June 11, 2014, the Cobb County Board of Education heard a report on a recently commissioned enrollment study.
The study analyzes growth trends throughout the school district and how these trends may affect future populations.
The full report, produced by Davis Demographics and Planning Inc. (DDP), is available here.
Download Part 1 | Download Part 2
Board Approves FY2015 Budget
Class Sizes Reduced, No Furlough Days
The Cobb County Board of Education approved a $900 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2015 during its May 29,
2014 meeting, funding a full 180-day school year and adding more than 300 teachers to reduce class sizes district-wide.
The new budget includes no furlough days, a 1 percent partial salary restoration and provides for full step pay increases
for eligible employees.