CCSD's summer break doesn't mean days off and down time for all its employees. The nine weeks of summer break are prime work time for many departments, which start preparing for the next school year as soon as the last bell rings in May. A few of the milestones reached this summer in preparation for 2018-19:
- Curriculum & Instruction and School Operations: served more than 1,300 students in summer school programs across grades K-12.
- Maintenance: closed out more than 1,300 work orders during June and July.
- School Nutrition: served more than 55,000 USDA-sponsored meals through its Seamless Summer feeding program.
- Professional Development: provided training for almost 1,100 teachers on four scheduled development days. Holding these trainings during the summer saved more than $150,000 in substitute costs had teachers needed to leave their classrooms for training during the school year.
- Transportation: held inspections for more than 450 buses, earning permits to carry thousands of students to school and back.
- Technology and Information Services: updated/refurbished more than 10,000 computers for student use, deployed 250 laptops to new teachers; and installed 2,500 feet of new fiber optic lines.
CCSD Maintenance Technicians Lantz Cleveland, right, and Joel Bryant, left, check a cooling unit at Cherokee HS outside the cafeteria.
Terry Abbot with Georgia Public Safety Department inspects a school bus at the CCSD bus facility in Holly Springs.
Brittany Densmore, left, from Dean Rusk MS staff, gets a plate of new food options from Regina Price of Key Impact, a food vendor. CCSD School Nutrition is offering new pizza options and using GoldKist as its new chicken supplier. School Nutrition employees were able to sample all the new menu offerings during lunch at their in-service training.