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Accounting Director Given National Award

The National Government Finance Officer Association (GFOA) has awarded the 2015 Award of Financial Reporting Achievement to Jan Hendrix, Director of Accounting. The organization is the premier governmental accounting organization in the country and the achievement is the highest form or recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. Brad Johnson, Chief Financial officer, says “We are fortunate to have Jan and her entire accounting staff to manage the district’s accounting and financial reporting records.” To achieve this award, the association convened a national committee to evaluate the quality of Cobb County Schools’ accounting reporting function.

Posted: 4/17/2015

Cobb Named One of the Best Communities for Music Education

Cobb County has been recognized as one of the best school districts in the country for music education. The honor comes from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. This week, it recognized 388 school districts in 46 states as among the Best Communities for Music Education. Kudos are given to districts “for outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the core curriculum,” according to NAMM. 

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Posted: 4/15/2015

Nine Cobb Schools Recognized for Using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS Distinction April 2015

Nine Cobb schools have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education for supporting a positive school climate using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) frameworks. Proudly displaying the recognition certificates at left are Principals Dr. Jeanne Walker, Tapp Middle; Lisa Jackson, Pine Mountain Middle; Dr. Patricia Alford, Durham Middle, and Kelly McNabb, District PBIS Coach. The recognition system identifies schools that exemplify best practices in their implementation of Tier 1 PBIS.

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Posted: 4/15/2015

Simpson Middle School Recognized as a 2015 National Model School

Simpson MS classroom

Simpson Middle School has been recognized as a 2015 National Model School. The prestigious honor is an important one and brings not only accolades but the opportunity for Simpson MS staff to present best practices at the 23rd Annual Model Schools Conference, in Atlanta in June. The recognition comes from the International Center for Leadership in Education for what is says is Simpson "being an innovative leader in driving student learning."

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Posted: 4/15/2015

Cobb Schools’ Hiring Fair

Hundreds show interest in district hiring fair; bigger venue needed

Overwhelming response to the news of Cobb County Schools’ Hiring Fair has prompted a venue change, according to Kevin Kiger, Executive Director of Employment. “We have so much interest in coming to work for our district that we are moving the event to McEachern High School to handle the volume of applicants. We love the Smyrna Community Center and are thankful for their support of our district, but the larger capacity of McEachern allows us to give applicants a better experience and the event a touch of Cobb.”

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Posted: 4/3/2015

For Your Information: House Bill 91 Update

Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law on March 30, 2015.  The law contains provisions for students no longer enrolled in the school system to petition the Local Board of Education for a diploma if their sole reason for not receiving a diploma was due to not passing any part of the required graduation tests at the time of enrollment. Formalized Cobb County School District procedures for the HB91 petition process are currently being developed and will be posted here to the Cobb County School District website shortly.

Posted: 3/31/2015

Cobb Releases 2015 Graduation Schedule

The Cobb County School District has released dates, locations and times for the 2015 Spring Commencement Schedule. Please click here for more information.

Posted: 12/11/2014

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