College Board Names Cobb School District to Advanced Placement Achievement List
The Cobb County School District is among just 388 public school systems in the nation to earn a place on the distinguished Advanced Placement (AP) Achievement List, the College Board announced Wednesday. The AP ‘honor roll’ is reserved by the College Board for districts that have encouraged more students to take challenging AP college preparatory classes, while maintaining or improving high levels of performance on AP exams.
The College Board determined the current AP Achievement List by analyzing AP course participation and test performance data for the 2007-08 through 2009-10 school years. In that time, the Cobb County School District increased the percentage of high school students enrolled in AP courses from 23 percent to 26 percent, while the percentage of Cobb students earning exam scores of 3 or higher improved from 61 percent to 64 percent.
Read more on the District Web site.
Board Meetings Now Streaming Live on District Web Site
Cobb Board of Education meetings are now streamed live online at www.cobbk12.org. The streaming video is supported by short, content-monitored advertisements, and is provided at no cost.
Archived videos of each meeting are also available on the District Web site, posted shortly after the live broadcast.
The good news story of SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) continues for Cobb County taxpayers. The following agenda items approved by the Board of Education are SPLOST-related and/or involve the use of SPLOST funds. In February 2011, the School Board:
- Authorized the extension of RFP 08-10, Artificial Turf to Deluxe Athletics, in the amount of $1.25m. This extension will allow for completion of turf installation at Harrison, Hillgrove, Lassiter, Allatoona and North Cobb high schools.
- Approved contract for installation and integration of electronic key-card access control systems for new elementary schools and existing schools undergoing renovation.
- Approved contracts for scheduled renovation and revitalization projects at McEachern High School; Dickerson, Dodgen, McCleskey and Simpson middle schools; and Clay, Due West, Sanders and Vaughan elementary schools. See agenda items for details.
- Awarded award Bid 11-29, Moving Technology Services Equipment, to Prosys and Virtucom from April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012, in the amount of $600,000.