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Student Services

Last Updated: 7/30/2021 9:53 PM

1205 Bluffs Parkway
PO Box 769, Canton, GA 30114


Welcome to the Student Services homepage for the Cherokee County School District (CCSD).  Student Services is part of the Division of School Operations and supports the district’s counselors, social workers, students support specialists, and nurses.  We also coordinate CCSD’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiative across all schools and learning centers – CCSD C.A.R.E.S.

Cultivating Achievement, Resiliency, and the Empowerment of Students (C.A.R.E.S.) represents CCSD’s belief in strengthening our school community through a focus on Social and Emotional Learning, a process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to:

  • understand and manage emotions,
  • set and achieve positive goals,
  • feel and show empathy for others,
  • establish and maintain positive relationships and
  • make responsible decisions.  

Our vision is that all CCSD students will thrive today, tomorrow, and throughout life with a sense of purpose and self-worth.  We welcome you to the website and look forward to supporting our school district community in the SEL journey. 

Stay safe.  Be well.

Dr. Ben Lester
Director, Student Services


Student Services Administrators


Dr. Debra Murdock                                                    
Chief Operations Officer                                               
Office of School Operations                                                                      


BL 2021
Dr. Ben Lester
Director, Student Services
Office of School Operations

Quick Links

Academic Information

Literature ~ Social and Emotional Learning

Parent Resources

Reporting Child Abuse
Procedures for reporting child abuse or neglect.  School employees and volunteers are mandated reporters in cases of suspected abuse.

Mental Health Resources

School Counselors

School Nurse/Student Health
Health forms, whom to contact for managing chronic conditions at school

School Social Workers
Liaison for parents and students who need advocacy or assistance

Social and Emotional Learning - SY2021-22 Curriculum and Instructional Materials

Support Services for Homeless Students
Resources and services for students who are homeless