CCSD Student Handbook and Policies


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This online manual contains the policies of the Cobb County Board of Education; the administrative rules intended to implement policy; and certain references or documents that relate to policies and/or rules.

Policy development is a dynamic, ongoing process. New problems, issues, and needs give rise to the continuing need to develop new policies or to revise existing ones. The online format of this manual provides for a quick and easy way to keep policies and rules up-to-date.

The Cobb County School District operates according to the policies established by the Cobb County Board of Education. The Board develops policies after careful deliberation, and the district administration implements these policies through specific rules and procedures. The Board then evaluates the effectiveness of its policies and makes revisions as necessary.

About School Board Policies

Generally, the role of a Board of Education is to set the policy and the role of administration is to execute it.

Policies are principles adopted by the Board to chart a course of action. They tell what is wanted and many also include why and how much. They are broad enough to indicate a line of action to be taken by the administration in meeting a number of day-to-day problems; they need to be narrow enough to give the administration clear guidance.

Rules are the detailed directions developed by the administration to put policy into place.  They tell how, by whom, where and when things are to be done.

In addition to those policies required by state statute and/or State Board of Education policy, the Cobb County Board of Education has established specific directives for the Superintendent.  These directives provide guidance regarding the expectations of the Board.