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Clayton County Public Schools announces random searches as part of safety protocols

In a statement last week to all parents, Clayton County schools will implement a new initiative to keep students on their 67 learning campuses safe. As part of this initiative, the CCPS Division of Safety and Security will immediately commence random searches at various locations within the district. Notably, these searches may involve K-9 units […]

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How metro-Atlanta school districts are helping students experiencing homelessness

Students experiencing homelessness have local school districts being creative on how to best support them with resources. Tamika Smith was in between homes before she recently moved to Georgia to live with her family. While In Georgia, she received a phone call from Clayton County’s Homeless Education Team to come pick up some shoes for […]

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Clayton County Public Schools breaks ground on convocation center and college and career academy

Atlanta, GA — Clayton County Public Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for the Clayton County Convocation Center & College and Career Academy which will be located at the former Sears Building site at Southlake Mall in Morrow, Georgia. The groundbreaking ceremony unveiled plans for an 8,000-seat arena and convention center that will also […]

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Clayton County Schools announces Smith as permanent superintendent

The Clayton County Board of Education announced Dr. Anthony W. Smith as Superintendent of Clayton County Public Schools. Smith served as the interim superintendent in December 2022 after former leader Morcease J. Beasley left with six months on his contract. Dr. Smith has a long history in Clayton County schools, starting as a Computer Technology […]

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Metro area school districts dealing with the aftermath of water damage

Due to record-high temperatures this past week throughout the Atlanta area, several metro school districts have reported damage from record-low temperatures and blistering winds throughout district offices and schools. As indicated through social media, districts have spent the week assessing water damage. In Marietta City Schools, water damage was reported at the Emily Lembeck Early […]

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Clayton County Public Schools names interim superintendent

At the regularly scheduled Clayton County Schools Board meeting on Monday, Dr. Anthony Smith was named as interim superintendent, replacing outgoing superintendent Dr. Morease Beasley. Beasley, who announced he was stepping down in November, had served as the lead of the school system since 2017, most recently leading them through the COVID-19 pandemic. Smith, currently […]

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Clayton County Schools to Implement Extended Learning Beyond the Classroom on December 6

Clayton County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, in observance of the Georgia Senate Runoff. As a result, Clayton County Public Schools will implement an Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom (ELBC) Day in which all students will participate in asynchronous (independent) virtual learning. This decision is being made in conjunction and […]

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Clayton County Schools to go virtual for start of second semester

JONESBORO- Starting on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Clayton County Schools students and staff will begin the second semester of the 2021-2022 School Year virtually. Employees will work remotely from Monday, January 3 to Friday, January 7, 2022. Staff and students will report to work and school in a face-to-face environment on Monday, January 10, 2022. […]

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Metro Atlanta school districts are moving to mask optional mandate

Atlanta, Ga- Many Atlanta metro districts are proposing to open a mask-optional campus. On July 27, The CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommended that vaccinated people wear masks indoors in K-12 schools amid the surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide in 2020. As a result, school districts across metro Atlanta have updated their […]

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Clayton County Public School Morrow High Impacted By Positive COVID Test

In a Facebook message late Tuesday, it was announced that Morrow High School will impose a 10-day quarantine for students exposed to COVID-19. In short, the message to parents read, “Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) has been informed of a positive COVID-19 case that will impact a number of classrooms at Morrow High School. While […]

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Martha Ellen Stilwell School of Arts Student Accepted Into Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

Today, Clayton County Public Schools announced that sophomore Edric Nduwimana, a member of Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts’ Orchestra, has been accepted into the 2021-2022 Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO)! The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra is an integral member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra family and a vigorous part of the cultural fabric […]

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Pointe South Middle School in Clayton County will Begin 2021-2022 School Year Virtual

According to a Facebook post late Sunday night, Clayton County Schools announced that another school would start virtually. “Due to a number of staff members having to quarantine, Pointe South Middle School in Jonesboro, Georgia will begin the 2021-2022 School Year virtually on Monday, August 2, and will continue in the virtual learning environment on […]

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Incoming 11th Graders Need Proof of Meningococcal Booster Shot for Clayton County Public Schools

The Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) Twitter page announced Thursday that students entering the 11th grade need to have proof of the meningococcal booster shot. “REMINDER: Effective for the 2021-2022 School Year, all students entering or transferring into the 11 grade will need proof of the meningococcal booster shot (MCV4), unless their first dose was […]

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Stilwell Choral Group Chosen to Perform at 2022 Southern Region Conference

Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) congratulated the Singing Brothers of Stilwell on Facebook Tuesday, for being chosen to perform at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) 2022 Southern Region Conference. Out of 70 choirs, the Stilwell choral group was only one out of three Georgia choral groups that were chosen to perform at the conference. […]

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3 New Appointments in Clayton County Public Schools

Three Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) employees were appointed to new positions during the CCPS virtual Called Board Meeting Thursday.  The first employee mentioned was Kimberlee Barnett, who was recommended to be the principal at Jonesboro Middle School. Barnett was formerly an assistant principal at Lovejoy Middle School, according to the CCPS webpage. Then Dr. […]

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CCPS to Hold School Nutrition, Certified Teacher and Paraprofessional Job Fairs in July

Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) will be hosting at least three virtual job fairs in July, with the announcements of a School Nutrition, Certified Teacher and Paraprofessional Job Fair, happening on July 8th and July 16th respectively. In order to apply for the Certified Teacher and Paraprofessional Job Fairs go to the Clayton County Public […]

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Clayton County Public Schools to host Virtual Specialty Recruitment Job Fair

Clayton County Public Schools will be holding a virtual Specialty Recruitment Job Fair tomorrow from 1-5 p.m. Regarding the application process the web page states that, “In an effort to expedite candidate entry into the virtual recruitment event, you are required to ‘apply’ for this posting. This will serve as your pre-registration for the upcoming […]

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Clayton County School Board Meeting For Fiscal Year Talks About Reopening, Juneteenth, and More

The Clayton County Board of Education finished up the last board meeting of the fiscal year by voting and discussing various topics concerning the school district. The near 3 hour meeting started off with acknowledgements for student and staff accomplishments and then transitioned to talking about more specific matters. Some of those matters were about […]

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American Rescue Plan gives Metro Atlanta Schools over a Billion Dollars

Senator Jon Ossoff held a press conference Monday with Metro Atlanta school officials to discuss the effect that the American Rescue Plan will have on metro Atlanta school districts this fall. “Thanks to the federal funds coming through the American Rescue Plan passed by congress and signed by President Biden, every single school district in […]

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News Brief: Clayton County Schools to Offer Virtual Learning for the 2021-2022 School Year

Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, Clayton County Schools will implement a school-based virtual learning program to provide parents with the flexibility of a full-time at-home option for their children in grades 3-12. Students who are accepted will be enrolled at their zoned school; however, all of their instruction will be virtual. Students will engage […]