Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Candidates who qualified to run for metro Atlanta school board races

Several candidates have qualified to run for their county school board seats in the upcoming May 21 general primary. Notably, several long-term board members have elected not to seek reelection, including Katha Stuart from Fulton County, Dr. Mary Kay Murphy from Gwinnett County Schools, David Banks from Cobb County Schools, Vickie B. Turner, Dr. Joyce […]

Posted inCherokee County Schools

Georgia Charter School Commission votes to close charters in Fulton and Cherokee County

The State Charter School Commission (SCSC) of Georgia voted yesterday to non-renew the charters of both Fulton Leadership Academy and Cherokee Charter Academy. The vote was 4-1 to close Cherokee Charter Academy in Canton, Georgia, and 4-2 to close Fulton Leadership Academy located in East Point, Georgia. This vote comes after months of questions from […]

Posted inCherokee County Schools

Henry County Schools Superintendent named sole finalist for Cherokee job

At a called meeting Wednesday night, the Cherokee County School board voted 4-3 to name Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis as the sole finalist for superintendent. Davis has been the superintendent of Henry County School since Nov. 2017 and before that was the chief academic officer in Cobb County Schools and the assistant superintendent of teaching […]

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Cherokee County Schools working with GSBA for their next superintendent

Cherokee County Schools is turning to the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) to help aid them in finding the next leader of the district after the current Superintendent, Dr. Brian V. Hightower announced his plans to retire at the end of this school year. During the September 14th meeting, Bill Sampson, the GSBA Board Development […]

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Cherokee County to revert to pre-pandemic school operations for 2021-2022 school year.

According to a news release, Cherokee County will be returning to pre-pandemic protocols for opening its schools this upcoming 2021-2022 school year.  The news release, which the Cherokee County School District issued on Wednesday, states that the district will not be issuing mandated precautionary quarantines or guidelines to students or staff who have been in […]

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Six Cherokee County School District Class of 2021 graduates earn $1,000 scholarships

ABM Industry Groups LLC has awarded six Cherokee County Class of 2021 graduates with $1,000 scholarships.  ABM Industry Groups LLC provides custodial services for Cherokee county schools. Each year, the company awards a $1,000 scholarship to one senior from each Cherokee County high school. The scholarship committee, which is comprised of ABM representatives and retired […]

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Twelve Class of 2021 Cherokee County School District Graduates Honored by Cherokee County Sports Hall of Fame

On Tuesday afternoon, the Cherokee County Sports Hall of Fame announced that it has chosen to honor twelve Cherokee County School District Class of 2021 graduates. This organization recognizes the most outstanding senior male and female athletes from all of Cherokee County School District’s high schools every spring. Awardees are nominated through their school’s administrators […]

Posted inGeorgia Politics

Cherokee County Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Resigns Before Starting

On March 19, Cherokee School Board approved the appointment of CCSD’s first administrator focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Cecelia Lewis, who currently serves as a Principal in Maryland and has extensive school and district leadership experience. She was scheduled to join CCSD this summer as an administrator on special assignments for student services. […]