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Cobb County parents continue critiquing the building of $50 million multi-purpose facility

Cobb County Schools will move forward with building a multi-purpose facility despite concerns from the community. In December 2023, the Cobb County Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of approximately 1.31 acres of land at Marietta, GA for $3 million. This land is located next to the district’s central office and is intended to […]

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Winter weather advisory forces closure of some metro districts on January 16th

In response to a Winter Weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, several school districts have announced closures for Tuesday, January 16th, 2024. The advisory warns of potentially dangerous conditions, including freezing rain, ice accumulations, and hazardous travel conditions. As of this evening, the following schools have announced closures, with more anticipated into the […]

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Two Metro Atlanta School Districts are under investigation by Office of Civil Rights

Two metro area school districts are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for reports of discrimination on their campuses, according to data updated this week by the Department of Education. Cobb County School Board and Atlanta Public Schools are named in an investigation by the Department of Education for open Title VI shared […]

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Cobb County School District removes 2 “inappropriate” books from school libraries

Earlier this week, several schools in Cobb County Schools notified their school staff and parents that they removed books that, according to the communication, contained “highly inappropriate, sexually explicit content.” This announcement comes on the heels of Due West Elementary teacher Katie Rinderle, fired for reading “My Shadow is Purple” to her 5th Grade Class. […]

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Cobb County School Board votes to fire teacher over book on gender norms

The Cobb County School board voted tonight to fire Katie Rinderle, a fifth-grade teacher at Due West Elementary, after she read “My Shadow is Purple,” a book about gender norms, to her class. Rinderle was removed from her classroom in March after three parents complained, and Superintendent Ragsdale subsequently recommended her firing. At the time, […]

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Cobb County parents critique Board of Education’s approval of $50 million multi-purpose facility

The Cobb County Board of Education approved a proposal from Superintendent Chris Ragsdale to build a $50 million multi-purpose facility during a work session on March 23. In the session, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale said the facility would mostly be used for academic purposes such as science fairs, fine arts presentations, robotic competitions, Career, Technical and […]

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Cobb Fulton and APS schools propose pay raises for employees in the 2023-2024 budgets

As Cobb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, and Atlanta Public Schools (APS)work to adopt their tentative 2023-2024 budgets, employee pay raises are at the front of any compensation talks.  The Cobb County school board presented its tentative budget for 2024 on April 13. The budget includes a  7.5% pay raise for all non-temporary employees. It […]

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Cobb County Board of Education extends Superintendent Ragsdale’s contract

The Cobb County Board of Education voted to extend Superintendent Chris Ragsdale’s contract to 2026. Board Member Randy Scamihorn introduced the motion to extend Ragsdale’s contract during a Board of Education Meeting last Thursday. He detailed improvements and stability in the county under Ragsdale’s leadership as the reasons for this motion.  “Mr. Ragsdale is the […]

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Cobb County Schools to pay for advanced degrees for 500 educators

In a unanimous vote at Thurday’s regularly scheduled board meeting, Cobb County School Superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced a partnership with the University West Georgia that would allow Cobb County teachers to apply for the opportunity to pursue a master’s through a doctorate in education at no cost. “We have worked hard to recruit the very […]

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Cobb County school board’s newest members, Becky Sayler and Nichelle Davis

Cobb County, GA: The Cobb County Board of Education welcomed two new democratic board members, Becky Sayler and Nichelle Davis, at their most recent board meeting on January 5th.Davis is the Operations Manager for Achieve Atlanta, a non-profit dedicated to helping students afford and earn postsecondary credentials. Additionally, she founded ImpactED Solutions, LLC, a tutoring […]

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Cobb County Board of Education will uphold their meeting schedule this year

The Cobb County School Board met yesterday morning to determine the 2023 meeting schedule. Superintendent Chris Ragsdale recommended approving the existing program into the new year. Republican board members rejected the motion to update the current monthly meeting calendar which would allow for more community involvement.  Becky Sayler, a newly appointed democratic board member, motioned […]

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All For Lunch clears lunch debt for Cobb County schools students

MARIETTA- The non-profit All for Lunch donated more than $20,000 to Cobb Schools Schools Food and Nutrition Services to pay off debt for elementary students in the District.  “Donations allow us to clear charges for students who charged meals before being approved for free or reduced meals,” explained Emily Hanlin, Cobb Schools Executive Director of Food […]

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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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After Special Called Meeting, Cobb County Schools Accreditation Woes Continue

Cobb County, GA—This Thursday October 7th, The Cobb County school district called an executive session to discuss legal action on the accreditation process. It is said that Cognia, the district’s accreditation agency, received about 50 complaints from the community and a letter from three CCSD board members- Charisse Davis, Jaha Howard, and Leroy “Tre” Hutchins […]

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Cobb Health Advisory Panel Calls Special Meeting to Ask Cobb County Schools to Mandate Masks

On Tuesday, the Cobb County Health Advisory Panel met in a virtual special called l meeting with the intent to advise the Cobb County Schools to adopt a universal mask policy that would require all students to wear masks in school. The panels include Cobb Schools Superintendent, Chris Ragsdale, Chairwoman Lisa Cupid, Marietta City Schools […]

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In Cobb County, Politics to Play as Argument Over COVID Not on Board Agenda

Despite COVID cases soaring in Cobb County, the Cobb County Board an item was absent from the agenda on Thursday’s meeting- the handling of COVID by the district. This comes after a parent rally advocating for a mask mandate and Board Vice-President, David Banks, making the news for responding to constituent’s concerns with conspiracy theories. […]

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Marietta City Schools Superintendent, Grant Rivera Cites Polarization and Politicization as Realities of COVID Pandemic

In a letter to Marietta City Schools Families, Superintendent Grant Rivera outlined what he described as… “the walls of the classroom, the polarization and politicization that come from the realities of a pandemic feel crushing. The opinions around masks, quarantine protocols, and virtual learning have sowed deep-seeded divisions in our community.” The letter in whole […]

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State Representative Penns Letter to Cobb County Schools Superintendent Chris Ragsdale

In a letter to Cobb County School Superintendent, Chris Ragsdale, State Representative Teri Anulewicz from Georgia House District 42, penned a letter imploring him to prioritize students and staff safety and mandate masks. The letter was penned after Cobb County Schools has had over 822 COVID cases since July 1st- with only two weeks of […]