Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The school board has received two possible options as it moves closer to adopting the fiscal year 2014 budget.
Cobb school superintendent Michael Hinojosa is recommending that five furlough dates built into the tentatively adopted fiscal year 2014 budget take place in October and next February. At a work session on Wednesday, the Cobb Board of Education received two proposed options for the furlough dates, which are still under consideration before a scheduled official budget vote on May 16. Hinojosa's recommendation would be for the furlough dates -- which apply to all Cobb County School District employees -- to be scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3-4, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 13- 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, is a district holiday due to President's Day. That proposal would allow the 2013-14 academic year to begin …
Marietta City and Cobb County Schools fared well in the College and Career Ready Performance Index, which replaces Adequate Yearly Progress reports.
The first test of Georgia's alternative to No Child Left Behind has yielded fairly good marks for both the Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools. According to the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), students at the elementary, middle and high school levels of both public school systems outpaced the state average on a wide-ranging accountability spectrum. The index grades each school in the state on a 100-point scale, measuring achievement (70 points) and tracking progress points (15 points) and achievement gap points (15 points). Cobb schools averaged a score of 85.4 at the elementary school level, 87.1 for middle schools and 86.3 for high schools. In Marietta, the elementary school average score was 86.6 …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The study showed students, teachers and parents gave Cobb schools a “B” or better in preparing students.
Cobb County School administrators recently presented to the board results from a district-wide survey on the performance of Superintendent Michael Hinojosa. The study showed students, teachers and parents gave Cobb schools a “B” or better in preparing students. The majority of participants also gave Hinojosa a “B” or better for making the right decisions to improve the district. The study, which cost the district $15,000, will be used in Hinojosa’s annual evaluation.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The district was among 25 recognized at the state capitol this week for its efforts getting more local food in schools.
Thursday, March 7
From a press release sent by Georgia Organics: The Cobb County School District was recognized Tuesday at the state capitol for its participation in the 5 Million Meals campaign, a statewide effort to get more local food in schools. Cobb County’s nutrition director, Cynthia Downs, pledged to support her local economy and local farmers by increasing the amount of local food served to her students through farm to school programs, and for this Cobb County was one of 25 school districts awarded the Golden Radish award. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge, Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and Georgia Organics Board President Rashid Nuri honored these Georgia school districts for taking the “5 Million Meals Challenge” and pledging to…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Cobb school board also appointed two elementary school principals this week.
The Cobb Board of Education has appointed assistant superintendent Amy Krause as the Cobb County School District's Acting Chief Academic Officer. Krause, who has been in charge of curriculum, instruction and assessment since January, will begin her new role on Dec. 1. That's when Chief Academic Officer Judi Jones is retiring, after 38 years as a teacher and administrator in the 107,000-student school system. Jones announced she was stepping down last month. She cited benefit changes in the state teacher's retirement system in an interview with The Marietta Daily Journal, which reported that at least 75 long-serving school system employees have been similarly impacted. Jones' retirement is the latest high-level administrative departure in …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Today the school will celebrate with a local celebration at the schools Fall Festival which will run from 11 to 2 p.m. The award ceremony is at 12:30 p.m.
Hendricks Elementary is one of only seven elementary schools in the state of Georgia receiving the Blue Ribbon award by the U.S. Department of Education. There were 257 public schools in the country that will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington D.C. on Nov. 12 and 13. But today, the school, which used to be Austell Intermediate, will celebrate with a local ceremony at the school's Fall Festival which will run from 11 to 2 p.m. The award ceremony is at 12:30 p.m. Combine this recognition ceremony with the events of the Fall Festival, and it makes for a great day for the community.