East Cobber https://www.eastcobber.com Your source for East Cobb news & information Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:30:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 https://www.eastcobber.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-26-96x96.pngEast Cobberhttps://www.eastcobber.com 32 32 Public Schools Located in East Cobb Countyhttps://www.eastcobber.com/public-schools-located-in-east-cobb-county Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:30:27 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=90811 Take a closer look at the East Cobb County school system! 21 Elementary Schools -16,221 Elementary School students 8 Middle Schools -8,326 Middle School students 6 High Schools -12,806 High School students For more information about our school district, visit our back-to-school guide HERE!

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Take a closer look at the East Cobb County school system!

21 Elementary Schools

-16,221 Elementary School students

8 Middle Schools

-8,326 Middle School students

6 High Schools

-12,806 High School students

For more information about our school district, visit our back-to-school guide HERE!

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Meet The Cobb County Board of Educationhttps://www.eastcobber.com/meet-the-cobb-county-board-of-education Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:30:24 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=90817 The Cobb County Board of Education consists of seven elected members who appoint a superintendent responsible for the administration of the system. Elected to serve four-year terms, each school board member votes on issues that affect school curriculum and instruction, auxiliary services, personnel and administration. The Board of Education meets twice each month. The first meeting is a […]

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The Cobb County Board of Education consists of seven elected members who appoint a superintendent responsible for the administration of the system. Elected to serve four-year terms, each school board member votes on issues that affect school curriculum and instruction, auxiliary services, personnel and administration. The Board of Education meets twice each month. The first meeting is a work session held the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30am. The Board meets again the fourth Thursday of each month to vote on agenda items developed at the work session. The Thursday meetings begin at 7pm.

Randi Scamihorn

RANDI SCAMIHORN • POST 1

rscamihorn.boardmember@cobbk12.org

Schools represented in Post 1:

High Schools: Allatoona, Kennesaw Mountain, North Cobb

Middle Schools: Awtrey, Barber, Durham, McClure, Pine Mountain

Elementary Schools: Acworth, Baker, Bullard, Frey, Hayes, Kennesaw, Lewis, McCall, Pickett’s Mill

Susan Thayer

SUSAN THAYER • POST 2

sthayer.boardmember@cobbk12.org

Schools represented in Post 2:

High Schools: Campbell, Osborne, Oakwood Digital Academy, Adult Education Center

Middle Schools: Campbell, Floyd, Griffin, Lindley 6th Grade Academy, Lindley Middle

Elementary Schools: Belmont Hills, Birney, Fair Oaks, Green Acres, King Springs K-1, King Springs 2-5 LaBelle, Nickajack, Norton Park, Russell, Smyrna

David Morgan

DAVID MORGAN • POST 3

dmorgan.boardmember@cobbk12.org

Schools represented in Post 3:

High Schools: Pebblebrook, South Cobb

Middle Schools: Cooper, Garrett, Tapp

Elementary Schools: Austell, Bryant, Clarkdale, Clay, Compton, Harmony Leland, Hendricks, Mableton, Powder Springs, Riverside Intermediate, Riverside Primary, Sanders

David Chastain

DAVID CHASTAIN • POST 4

dchastain.boardmember@cobbk12.org

Schools represented in Post 4:

High Schools: Kell, Sprayberry

Middle Schools: Daniell, McCleskey, Palmer

Elementary Schools: Addison, Bells Ferry, Big Shanty, Blackwell, Chalker, Keheley, Kincaid, Nicholson, Pitner, Rocky Mount

David Banks

DAVID BANKS • POST 5

dbanks.boardmember@cobbk12.org

Schools represented in Post 5:

High Schools: Lassiter, Pope

Middle Schools: Hightower Trail, Mabry, Simpson

Elementary Schools: Davis, East Side, Eastvalley, Garrison Mill, Mountain View, Murdock, Powers Ferry, Sedalia Park, Shallowford Falls, Tritt

Scott Sweeney

SCOTT SWEENEY • POST 6

ssweeney.boardmember@cobbk12.org

Schools represented in Post 6:

High Schools: Walton, Wheeler

Middle Schools: Dickerson, Dodgen, East Cobb

Elementary Schools: Argyle, Brumby, Mount Bethel, Sope Creek, Teasley, Timber Ridge

Brad Wheeler

BRAD WHEELER • POST 7

bwheeler.boardmember@cobbk12.org

Schools represented in Post 7:

High Schools: Harrison, Hillgrove, McEachern

Middle Schools: Lost Mountain, Lovinggood, Smitha

Elementary Schools: Cheatham Hill, Dowell, Due West, Ford, Hollydale, Kemp, Milford, Still, Varner, Vaughan

This article originally appeared in the EAST COBBER August 2016 Issue.

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Photo of the Dayhttps://www.eastcobber.com/photo-of-the-day-25 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:30:29 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=90798 Pope volleyball team celebrates their coach’s 500th win on August 20, 2016. Like the Photo? Your mission should you choose to accept: take some pictures and then share them with our online community. We are always looking for local photos that capture the wonder of our East Cobb world – from a birthday pic, to […]

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Pope volleyball team celebrates their coach’s 500th win on August 20, 2016.

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Before You Fill Out Your Child’s Emergency Card…https://www.eastcobber.com/before-you-fill-out-your-childs-emergency-card Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:30:50 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=90806 Contrary to popular belief, a school emergency card will not protect your children from spending time in the hands of social services if something tragic happens to you. The emergency card only gives named contacts permission to pick your kid up if they are sick, not take short-term custody of them if one or both parents are killed or incapacitated in an accident. Without a plan in place […]

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Contrary to popular belief, a school emergency card will not protect your children from spending time in the hands of social services if something tragic happens to you. The emergency card only gives named contacts permission to pick your kid up if they are sick, not take short-term custody of them if one or both parents are killed or incapacitated in an accident. Without a plan in place your kids could be taken into police custody or foster care.

Parents should create an emergency plan prior to going to back to school so there is no confusion or legal headaches should tragedy strike. This plan can be created in 3 easy steps:

1. Legally (in writing) name short-term guardians for your kids.

2. Make sure your short-term guardians match those named on the school emergency card.

3. Make sure the babysitter knows what to do if you don’t return home.

Creating a back-to-school emergency plan is so easy— and something that will greatly pay off if a parent is injured or killed during school hours. The first few hours after an emergency are the most painful for a child, so it’s important for parents to make sure their kids spend that time with people they love and trust, rather than in the arms of the state.

For information on creating your own Protective Parents Plan™ to safeguard your child, go to www.protectiveparentsplan.com or call Georgia Estate Plan: Worrall Law LLC, your East Cobb Estate Planning Lawyers, at 770-425-6060.

This article originally appeared in the EAST COBBER August 2016 Issue.

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Photo of the Dayhttps://www.eastcobber.com/photo-of-the-day-24 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:30:52 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=90794 Dodgen Middle School morning rush hour Like the Photo? Your mission should you choose to accept: take some pictures and then share them with our online community. We are always looking for local photos that capture the wonder of our East Cobb world – from a birthday pic, to a photo of your backyard garden, […]

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Dodgen Middle School morning rush hour

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Cobb County School Board Approves 2017 Budgethttps://www.eastcobber.com/cobb-county-school-board-approves-2017-budget Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:30:44 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=90803 The Cobb County Board of Education approved a $986 million budget for Fiscal Year 2017 during its May 19, 2016 meeting, funding a full 180-day school year. The new budget includes 2.50% raises for all eligible employees, position adjustments and competitive salary adjustments for school and school support staff. Fiscal Year 2017 begins July 1, […]

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The Cobb County Board of Education approved a $986 million budget for Fiscal Year 2017 during its May 19, 2016 meeting, funding a full 180-day school year. The new budget includes 2.50% raises for all eligible employees, position adjustments and competitive salary adjustments for school and school support staff. Fiscal Year 2017 begins July 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2017.

The FY2017 General Fund Budget includes $976,056,402 in revenue and $986,056,402 in expenditures. The budget is based on a projected enrollment of 113,613 students. As a result, the district plans to use $10 million in revenue reserve to offset the shortfall in revenue.

After several years of economic downturn, the Cobb County School District is starting to experience a rebound in their two primary revenue streams – state funding and local property tax collections. State of Georgia Quality Basic Education (QBE) revenue provides approximately 51.18% of Cobb’s revenue from predetermined formulas. The revenue related to these formulas is calculated based on the total number of students. Local Property Tax Revenue generates approximately 48.30% of Cobb’s revenue. The value of property in Cobb is taxed using a tax rate called millage. The Board of Education is responsible for setting the millage tax rate each year. Taxpayers in Cobb have enjoyed some of the lowest taxes in Metro Atlanta during this time period.

“As stewards of taxpayer dollars, we have carefully and responsibly prepared the FY2017 Budget,” says Cobb County Schools’ Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. “This budget reflects the mission of the Cobb County School District to provide teaching and other appropriate support. The mandates for improving education services coupled with the large student population place significant challenges upon the budget to maintain spending controls. The Budget is a prudent plan that balances the many needs of our students with the economic realities of our community.”

Detailed information and documentation about the approved Fiscal Year 2017 Budget and development process are available under the Finance and Budget section of the Cobb County School District website: www.cobbk12.org.

This article originally appeared in the EAST COBBER August 2016 issue.

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Photo of the Dayhttps://www.eastcobber.com/photo-of-the-day-23 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:30:52 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=90790 Johnson Ferry Baptist Church choir sings at a Braves game Like the Photo? Your mission should you choose to accept: take some pictures and then share them with our online community. We are always looking for local photos that capture the wonder of our East Cobb world – from a birthday pic, to a photo […]

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Johnson Ferry Baptist Church choir sings at a Braves game

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The Dining Guide is Here!https://www.eastcobber.com/the-dining-guide-is-here Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:28:55 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=90800 Here’s a handy chart of the 300+ East Cobb Restaurants to help you discover the many dining options so close to home! Click HERE to view the 19th Annual Dining Guide.  

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Here’s a handy chart of the 300+ East Cobb Restaurants to help you discover the many dining options so close to home!

Click HERE to view the 19th Annual Dining Guide.

 

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Photo of the Dayhttps://www.eastcobber.com/photo-of-the-day-22 Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:30:01 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=90788 Wheeler High School Lady Wildcats water polo practice Like the Photo? Your mission should you choose to accept: take some pictures and then share them with our online community. We are always looking for local photos that capture the wonder of our East Cobb world – from a birthday pic, to a photo of your […]

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Wheeler High School Lady Wildcats water polo practice

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Different Drum Theatrics To Hold Auditionshttps://www.eastcobber.com/different-drum-theatrics-to-hold-auditions Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:30:04 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=90745 Different Drum Theatrics is holding auditions for its premiere production of “Almost, Maine”, a quirky romantic comedy. Different Drum Theatrics is a non-profit, educational theatre organization in Cobb County with big dreams. Different Drum was started by a dynamic group of women with a wide variety of theatre and business backgrounds. The group strives to create performance opportunities for […]

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Different Drum Theatrics is holding auditions for its premiere production of “Almost, Maine”, a quirky romantic comedy.

Different Drum Theatrics is a non-profit, educational theatre organization in Cobb County with big dreams. Different Drum was started by a dynamic group of women with a wide variety of theatre and business backgrounds. The group strives to create performance opportunities for students who are looking for a theatre/performance home.

Auditions will be on August 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mountain View United Methodist Church, 2300 Jamerson Road, Marietta. High school through college age performers are welcome to audition. Performances will be held November 4, 5,11, and 12.

For more information, and to register for an audition, please visit www.differentdrumtheatrics.org.

Are you planning to audition for Almost, Maine? Leave a comment!

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