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“Educating the Emerging Generation”

The Cherokee County School District welcomes your input.  Please email questions, comments and concerns.

The Cherokee County Board of Education meets regularly at:

Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo Educational Services Facility
1205 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

Upcoming meeting dates and agendas are posted on the Board Meetings page.

If your child is being recognized at a School Board meeting, please read this additional information.

Public Participation is scheduled at every regular meeting.  Any citizens who wish to speak to an agenda item will have the opportunity to do so at any regular meeting of the Board, as recognized by the Chairman.

School Board meetings are streamed live each month; a video of the most current Board meeting is housed on the Open CCSD page with minutes, agendas and archives here. 

The Board and Superintendent also have periodic strategic planning retreats/work sessions throughout the school year, which are typically scheduled prior to Board meetings.

2024-25 Board Meetings

Board Meeting Agenda Archives



From left:  Erin Ragsdale, Kelly Poole, Vice Chair Patsy Jordan, Chair Kyla Cromer, Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis, Dr. Susan Padgett-Harrison, John Harmon and Robert "Rick Steiner" Rechsteiner.


Kyla Cromer School Board Chair
2019 Gold Leaf Parkway Canton, GA 30114


Kelly Poole District 1
310 Maple Grove Ct Canton, GA 30114

Patsy Jordan District 2 and Vice Chair
4422 Yellow Creek Road Ball Ground, GA 30107


John Harmon District 3
1078 Meadow Brook Dr. Woodstock, GA 30188

Robert Rechsteiner "Rick Steiner" District 4 
250 Heritage Walk Woodstock, GA 30188


Erin Ragsdale District 5

Dr. Susan Padgett-Harrison District 6 

 2023-24 Student Advisor
Makenzie Bird of Cherokee High School

School Board District Map


Vision Statement

“Together, we will prepare the emerging generation to confidently rise up to limitless learning potential and success."

Mission Statement

"We are committed to educating the emerging generation through learning environments designed to increase the performance of all students.”

Core Beliefs around Rigor, Relevance and Relationships

Five Priority Areas

Cherokee County School District Online Policy Manual