Issue 271
April 27, 2012  
QUICK LINKS

Human Resources Website
Principals, Administrators and Supervisor's Website
HR Weekly Activity Calendar
Attached Documents
Dates of Interest
  • Tues., Aug. 9, 2011
    Limited Contract for Teachers Begins
  • Tues., Aug. 9, 2011
    Limited Employment for Parapros Begins
  • Mon., April 30, 2012
    Due date for certified & parapro evaluations to be sent to central office
  • Mon., April 30, 2012
    Deadline to submit TOTY name to Tim Baker, HR
  • Tues., May 1, 2012
    CCSD Retirement Luncheon
    Roswell Street Baptist Church
  • Wed., May 2, 2012
    CCSD Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
  • Fri., May 4, 2012
    Monthly deadline to submit Optional Spending Account Voucher Request to HR
  • Mon., April 21, 2012
    Deadline to apply to the Coaching Endorsement Program

Compensation Office

Priority School Longevity Incentive Program

In March, 2001, the CCSD Board of Education approved a Longevity Incentive for select certified employees to recognize their years of service in priority schools. The Board of Education approved the phase-out of the Priority School Longevity Incentive Program on June 28, 2007. As a condition of this phase-out, all eligible employees were approved to receive one final payment.

The Priority School Longevity Incentive Program letters for eligible certified employees will be delivered to the schools today, Friday, April 27, 2012. The incentive checks and/or direct deposit stubs will be delivered to eligible employees on Friday, May 11, 2012. If employees have questions regarding the calculation of their eligibility, please have them contact Mary Rhodes, Compensation Coordinator, via e-mail at mary.rhodes@cobbk12.org

Thank you.


 

Benefits Office

New Benefits Manager

 

We are very pleased to announce Roger Bartlett has joined our Human Resources Employment Team as our new Benefits Manager.  Roger most recently was the Benefits Manger for Savannah-Chatham County Schools.  He has over 30 years of Human Resources experience, with over 20 years specifically in Benefits.  He is an Auburn alumni and has two grown children living in the Atlanta area.  If you have any Benefits questions, comments or concerns, he can be reached at Roger.Bartlett@cobbk12.org 

Please help us welcome Mr. Bartlett to CCSD!


TRS Repeals Discretionary Tax Offset

Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) is making a change to the 3% tax offset for employees retiring on or after January 1, 2013. Some current employees considering retirement may prefer to retire before January 1, 2013. For more information, click on the following link: TRS


Professional Learning

Coaching Endorsement Program

Applications are now being accepted! Professional Learning is now accepting applications to Cobb County School District's 2012-2013 Coaching Endorsement Program. Please visit the District's Coaching Endorsement website at http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/ProfessionalLearning/CoachingEndorsement.aspx to learn more about this year-long, advanced professional learning program and to access the online application. Deadline to apply is Monday, May 21, 2012.

Please e-mail Nancy Larimer, Supervisor, Professional Learning at nancy.larimer@cobbk12.org if you have questions.


Summer 2012 Professional Development

Registration for the Summer 2012 Professional Development Courses Begins on Monday, April 30, 2012.

To view a list of course offerings for Summer:
Go to the PL website at: http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/ProfessionalLearning/
     1.  Click on the "Course List and Registration Info" link on the left menu
     2.  Click on the "Summer 2012 Course List" (.pdf document)

To access the course catalog and to register:
     1.  Login at https://portal.cobbk12.org/secure
          (Please contact Tech Support at 770-4126-3330 if you need assistance with your login)
     2.  Click on Professional Learning, staff, and course catalog
     3.  Click on "select" next to the subject area
     4.  Click on "select" next to the course
     5.  Click on "select" next to the section
     6.  Click on "register" to enroll

 

Leadership Management

New Principal Position Postings Now Available 

Principal postings for the 2012-13 school year are now available in STAR.  You may view the postings and download the Principal Profiles for each school via the Job Postings Administrative/Leadership link.


 

Employment

Reassignment Questions & Answers for Principals

Principals:

For your information and planning purposes, please refer to the Reassignment Q & A for Principals April 2012 posted in the Attached Documents section of this issue. This information is also available on PASS.


2012 CCSD Annual Retirement Luncheon

The District's 2012 Annual Retirement Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta. As we finalize advance preparations, we thought it might be helpful to once again provide you with information regarding the criteria used to determine "retiree eligibility" for luncheon attendance and other pertinent information. Invitations to retirees and administrators will be mailed on or about Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Retirees and administrators are asked to RSVP by Friday, April 9, 2012. Due to limited space, only one administrator per school or department may attend. All retirees will be seated alphabetically. All administrators will be seated together, not with the retiree from their school.

In order to be eligible to attend the luncheon, retirees must: 1.) have a retirement effective date of no later than July 1, 2012 and 2.) have made an application to begin receiving a retirement/pension benefit from their respective retirement system (TRS OR PSERS). As the date for the luncheon approaches, please feel free to contact Belinda Goodman-Ayewoh, Retirement Specialist, if you have any questions, at belinda.goodman-ayewoh@cobbk12.org


Teacher of the Year (TOTY)

TOTY is quickly approaching!

The timeline and selection process are now available on P.A.S.S. under Teacher of the Year (TOTY) at: http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/hr/employeerelations/PASS/TOTY.htm.  Please remember, Monday, April 30, 2012 is the deadline to send the name of the person selected as TOTY for your school to Tim Baker, Executive Director, Human Resources.


 

Evaluation Systems

Evaluation Completion and Distribution Guidelines

Completed Annual Evaluation Reports for all certified staff (local school and central office) and parapros are to be sent to the central office for filing no later than Monday, April 30. Please see the attached chart, Performance Evaluation Reports Completion and Distribution Guidelines, for distribution details.