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2016-17 CCSD School Bus Routes Ready

Bus Routes for the new school year are now available. Bus Runs and Maps will be posted at the local school for review prior to the first day of school. Click here to view bus routes.

Kindergarten/First Grade Ride Along July 29, 2016

K-1 students along with their parents are invited to ride the bus on Friday morning, July 29, 2016, as a practice run prior to the first day of school which is Monday, August 1, 2016. Buses will run at regular scheduled morning pick up times and parents/students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early. Check for your bus route information. 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. If a school has a planned Sneak-a-Peek upon arrival, the driver will deliver the families back home upon completion of the event.

Attention Parents of Children That are 8 Years Old and Younger

A yellow tag will be issued to your student, please attach to his/her book bag.  This tag will assist Transportation Staff to quickly identify that your student is 8 years old or younger, which provides another safety net for proper delivery of your child. The yellow tag must remain on the book bag on the top strap and visible to the driver at all times. Do not write or remove the tag for safety purposes.

Water Allowed August and September For All Students

Due to extreme heat, during the months of August and September, ALL students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid to drink on the bus. This will serve as an extra precaution for hydration.

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.

Atlanta Braves Announce Partnership with Cobb County Schools

Homer, the Official Atlanta Braves Mascot

The Atlanta Braves today announced a partnership with the Cobb County School District. The Braves outlined the five-part initiative and helped motivate Cobb School staff during the District’s leadership kick off celebration at Hillgrove High School.

The Braves kicked off the team’s announcement about the Cobb Schools partnership with an exciting Braves drumline that included Cobb students. Former Braves player and current Braves sports analyst Brian Jordan addressed the Cobb School leaders, pumping them up for the new partnership and new school year. Read more | Watch video

SPLOST Continuation – A Community Conversation

  • July 26, 2016    6:00 PM    Smyrna Elementary School
  • July 27, 2016    6:00 PM    Lovinggood Middle School
  • July 28, 2016    6:00 PM    Walton High School

A community conversation will be held at the dates, times and locations listed above to provide an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) Program being planned for continuation from 2019 through 2023.

We invite the community to please join the Cobb County School District for this important conversation concerning the 2019-2023 capital program.

Cobb Schools Designated As Georgia’s First Asthma-Friendly School District

Four female students work intently around a table in an Asthma-friendly media center.

The Georgia Department of Public Health designated the Cobb County School District as Georgia’s first Asthma-Friendly School District effective June 15. In order to be recognized, schools and school districts must adopt the following policies and best practices:

  • • 100% Tobacco Free School Policy
  • • School Asthma Policy
  • • No Idling (School Bus) Policy
  • • Medication Policy
  • • Integrated Pest Management Policy
  • Read more

Cobb Tank Returns Fall 2016


The Cobb County School District has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 7.55 percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on the tax increase to be held at 514 Glover Street, Marietta, Georgia in the Board Room on July 12, 2016 at 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM.

Times and places of additional public hearing on this tax increase are at 514 Glover Street, Marietta, Georgia in the Board Room on July 20, 2016 at 8:30 AM.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 18.9 mills, an increase of 1.326 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 17.574 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $225,000 is approximately $106.08 and the proposed tax increase for non‐homestead property with a fair market value of $325,000 is approximately $172.38.

Cobb Launches New Summer Reading Website

Cobb Launches New Summer Reading Website

To help Cobb students and families beyond the school walls, Cobb media specialists launched a new Cobb Summer Reading website.

Knowing that reading prevents “summer slide” and helps maintain learning gains made throughout the year, the Media Leaders Team (MLT) was motivated to make continued reading throughout summer as easy as possible for parents and students. So the MLT think tank of CCSD media specialists, which is led by LME Supervisor Holly Frilot, analyzed data from last year’s summer reading program and brainstormed ways to improve the experience for both students and parents. The website was born as a “one-stop shopping” for the many resources available to keep kids reading. Read more

SPLOST Update Presentation

A SPLOST update was presented to the Cobb County Board of Education during the daytime work session on June 8, 2016. A video of this presentation is available online

2016 KiDtalk Winners Announced

2016 KiDtalk Logo

The Cobb County School District is excited to announce the 2016 KiDtalk winners. The KiDtalk contest was designed to give students the forum to share their groundbreaking ideas to an audience of their teachers. This year's winners are: Tyler Hoard (5th Grade, Timber Ridge ES) for “Failure is Success”John Newton (5th Grade, Norton Park ES) for “Help the Needy”; and Daisy Reyes (12th Grade, Kennesaw Mountain HS) for “No Racial Boundaries”. Read more

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Dates You Need To Know

First Day of School
Aug. 1, 2016
Labor Day
Sep. 5, 2016
Fall Break
Sep. 26-30, 2016

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