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Facts About the Nov. 2 Education SPLOST Renewal CCSD Ed SPLOST Factsheet 2021

Cherokee County’s 1-percent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (Ed SPLOST) is up for a renewal on the Nov. 2 General Election ballot, with early voting underway now.  This post is design to provide the community with accurate information about the continuation of the existing penny sales tax.  More information about the Ed SPLOST is on our website at  

Board Business Briefs: School Board Reviews Ed SPLOST Projects School Board Meeting 1 10 21 21

The Cherokee County School Board at its Thursday, Oct. 21 work session, reviewed projects proposed for the Education Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) renewal up for a vote on Nov. 2, with Early Voting now underway.

CCSD Graduation Rate Hits New High CCSD Class of 2021 Graduation Rate 10 21 21

The Cherokee County School District’s graduation rate has hit a new high, with 90.82% of the Class of 2021 earning a diploma within four years of entering high school!  

It's National School Bus Safety Week - Meet Bus Driver Louisa Rodriguez-Vital! NSBSW Louisa

It’s National School Bus Safety Week, and we want to recognize the ones who are responsible for keeping our students safe on the bus!   Meet school bus driver Louisa Rodriguez-Vital! #CCSDfam

Q.  What led you to become a CCSD bus driver?

A. I had a child in school and no family in this Country, but I needed to work.  My husband suggested that I should try driving a bus – that way, when my child was out of school, I would be out of school and not have to put him in daycare; this worked out great for us.  I enjoyed driving right away. 

Q.  What do you love most about your job?

A.  I love the children and their different personalities.  I enjoy hearing the stories they tell, whether it's about a vacation trip or birthday party … whatever comes to mind, even questions about math just like your own kids would ask. 

Q.  What would you like others to know about driving a bus for CCSD? 

A.  If you’re thinking about becoming a bus driver, you must have patience and a love for children.  Discipline and bus safety rules should come first.  Show the children respect, and they will do the same.   Be positive and smile as you greet your students and parents, as well.  You will be trained by CCSD trainers - just give it a try!

Bus Driver Appreciation Celebrated with Drive-Through Event bus driver appreciation

CCSD recognized its school bus drivers on Tuesday morning with a drive-through breakfast and gifts.  

CCSD Announces Annual Child Find Efforts Child find logo

The Cherokee County School District participates in the statewide Child Find program to help identify students eligible for Special Education services.

CCSD Hosts Awareness Games for Special Athletes oath

Hundreds of athletes, peer helpers, CCSD staff and community volunteers participated in the annual CCSD Awareness Games on Friday, October 15, at River Ridge HS.

It's National School Bus Safety Week - Meet Bus Driver Tammy Stephens! NSBSW Tammy 21

It’s National School Bus Safety Week, and we want to recognize the ones who are responsible for keeping our students safe on the bus! Meet school bus driver Tammy Stephens! #CCSDfam

Q.  What led you to become a CCSD bus driver?

A.  I graduated from Cherokee High School in 1979, and Mr. Bell (Principal of then Ralph Bunche ES) came to our house and asked who wanted a job.  I said, ‘me,’ and he hired me for the Head Start program and later as a parapro at Tippens and Johnston.  Then, in 1986, I became a bus driver because I love kids and wanted to continue working with them - being a bus driver allowed for that, but also worked for my schedule, because I could be off when my son was off.

Q.  What do you love most about your job?

A.  I enjoy what I do and have always had a passion for children.  I feel they need an advocate, and I’m it. Driving for Cherokee County has been an experience that I would not trade for anything!

Q.  What would you like others to know about driving a bus for CCSD?  

A.  If you love kids, it’s the job for you, but you really have to have a passion for them because it can sometimes be difficult.  You must have patience, good driving skills and a love for children!

Public Auction for School District Surplus Property November 13 auction ad

Going once, going twice..... sold! Your bid can be the winning one at CCSD’s annual surplus equipment auction, which is open to the public, and begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the CCSD Central Warehouse (201 Mountain Brook Court, Canton, 30115). The sale preview starts at 8:00 a.m.

CCSD Named Finalist for Governance Team of the Year Award CCSD 2021 Governance Team of the Year State Finalist 10 14 21

The Cherokee County School District has been named a finalist for the 2021 Governance Team of the Year Award presented by the Georgia School Boards Association!
Three awards are presented annually to recognize top School Boards and Superintendents of Schools for outstanding leadership and dedication to continuous improvement.  One winner is selected in three categories based on school district enrollment: small, 1-3,000 students; medium, 3,001-10,000 students; and large, 10,000+ students.  

CCSD Class of 2021 Increases ACT Averages and Tops Nation, State CCSD 2021 ACT graphic

The Cherokee County School District Class of 2021 increased average ACT scores and exceeded National and State scores!
The Class scored an outstanding 23.2 average, increasing from 22.6 in 2020, and topping Georgia’s 22.6 and the Nation’s 20.3 averages on the competitive college entrance and placement examination.  The scores ranked CCSD in the top 10% in the State.  Students earn a score on a scale of 1 to 36.  The average CCSD scores by subject on the ACT used to calculate the overall compositive average are: English, 22.4; Math, 22.8; Reading, 23.9; Science, 23.3.

CCSD Connections Newsletter for October 2021 Now Online! image CCSD Connections parent newsletter October 2021

The October 2021 edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online at and includes a message from the Superintendent.  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia! #CCSDfam

Meet the CCSD Teacher - Laura Peterson of Cherokee HS! MTT_Cherokee HS (Peterson) 10 4 21

We’re proud of our CCSD family’s dedicated teachers … and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam

CCSD Student Named to State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council CCSD Student to State Superintendent Student Advisory Council 2021-22

A Cherokee County School District student has been named to the State School Superintendent’s 2021-22 Student Advisory Council!

Cherokee High School junior Weston Olds is among the 66 high school students from across the state selected for the prestigious role.  They were chosen by State School Superintendent Richard Woods from more than 1,000 applications statewide based on their answers to essay questions about improving public education.

School Board Reviews Plans for Education SPLOST Renewal 2021-lincoln-penny

The Cherokee County School Board at its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, reviewed plans for the Education SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) up for renewal by voters in the Nov. 2 election.

The Cherokee County School District, for the past 24 years, has used a 1-percent Education SPLOST to fund capital improvement projects, which include constructing new schools and facilities and renovating existing ones; funding technology infrastructure; buying school buses; and purchasing land for future schools.  

High School Football Season Kicks Off football classic

It's time for Friday Night Lights! 

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