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Communicating effectively and building strong relationships.

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1205 Bluffs Parkway
PO Box 769, Canton, GA 30114

“We communicate effectively and build strong relationships to continuously increase accountability, transparency and engagement to further the organization’s reputation and standing as a leader in the state and community.”

The Office of Communications includes Communications, Community Relations, Partnerships, Public Information, Public Relations, Publications and Strategic Planning.  Services coordinated by its staff also include awards and recognitions, charter petition review, Custodian of Records, media relations, Open Records Act requests and special events.


Barbara Jacoby

Barbara P. Jacoby
Chief Communications Officer
Custodian of Records



Carrie McGowan
Director, Strategic Planning, Community Relations and Publications
Custodian of Records


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Penny Dempsey
Coordinator, Events and Recognition Programs

Anne Reed
Administrative Assistant, Office of Communications; Chief of Staff


Public Information

Open CCSD transparency webpage

Open Records Requests may be made of the Cherokee County School District by  contacting this Office by mail, email or phone.  The Georgia Open Records Act is posted online here.

CCSD's Chief Communications Officer serves as Custodian of Records.  All Requests for Production of Documents, subpoenas for records and other such legal requests should be directed by contacting this Office by mail, email or phone. 


Awards & Recognitions

District Partnerships

School Partnerships


Social Media


CCSD Blueprint 2020-24

Petitions for Charter Schools

VILLA Parent Academy

Record Requests

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