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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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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 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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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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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 […]

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Nineteen Cobb, Gwinnett, and Marietta Schools reach Title I reward school status.

The Reward Schools designation acknowledges Title I schools that have made the most significant improvements. These schools are in the 5% of most improved Title I schools statewide. 11 Cobb County schools, 6 Gwinnett Schools, and two Marietta City schools have been named Title 1 reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE). The […]

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Cobb County Schools and Marietta City Schools pass projects totaling over $960 million

Last week, Cobb County and Marietta City school board members approved resolutions that called for a special election to renew the education special purpose local option sales tax. In the upcoming election on November 2, Cobb County and Marietta City voters will decide whether they want to continue utilizing sales taxes to help cover school […]

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Cobb County Schools to update Covid-19 protocols

On Thursday, Cobb County Schools superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced that the Cobb County School District would update Covid-19 protocols and revise quarantine guidelines for the upcoming school year. While Ragsdale didn’t get into particulars, he did emphasize that Cobb County will be adopting an optional mask policy for students and staff. “Our intent is going […]

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Cobb County Board of Education Approves 4-8.6% raise for Staff

On early Friday, the Cobb County School District Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2022 budget overseen by Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. With the approval, all non-temporary Cobb County staff will receive between a 4-8.6% raise this upcoming 2021-2022 school year. “The salary increase for every single non-temporary employee, of 4 to 8.6%, is a […]

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Questions Fly at Virtual Cobb County Town Hall Meeting with Board Member Dr. Jaha Howard

A Virtual Town Hall Meeting was held on Zoom and Facebook Live Tuesday, allowing Cobb County residents to voice their concerns or questions regarding the school system. The meeting was hosted by Cobb County Board member Dr. Jaha Howard, and Howard answered questions from viewers through the chats on the two platforms. Howard reiterated that […]

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While Others Districts Close Early, Cobb, Marietta, Fulton, and Atlanta Public Schools Opt to Stay Open

While other districts have opted to end school early, four metro Area school districts (Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County Schools, Marietta City Schools, and Cobb County) have opted to keep school going to the end of the school as previously scheduled. While Governor Kemp’s announcement that Georgia schools will remain closed through the end of […]