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Board Business Briefs: School Board Approves Budget, Safety Improvements CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday night approved the budget for next school year, which calls for a tax rate reduction, increased investment in school safety and pay raises for teachers and support staff.

The 1.5 mills decrease in the tax rate, which was unanimously approved, is the first reduction proposed since 2014 and was prompted by the rise in property values.  While most homeowners will see an increase in their tax bill due to their property value rising, the increase will be less due to the School Board’s action.   

Six CCSD Class of 2022 Graduates Earn $1,000 ABM Scholarships CCSD 2022 ABM Scholars 6 16 22

Six Cherokee County School District Class of 2022 graduates have earned scholarships from ABM Industry Groups LLC!

The company, which provides custodial services for CCSD schools, each year awards a $1,000 scholarship to one graduating senior from each of CCSD’s traditional high schools.  The six winners are selected by a scholarship committee of retired CCSD educators and ABM representatives based on a student’s involvement in school and community activities and service; personal essays; and references.

CCSD JROTC Instructor Wins National Honor CCSD 2022 Overall AFJROTC Instructor of the Year Stephen Bergey

A Cherokee County School District teacher has earned a top national honor!

Etowah High School Air Force Junior ROTC Lt. Col. (Retired) Stephen Bergey has been named the 2022 Overall AFJROTC Instructor of the Year.  He was selected as the best out of more than 1,900 AFJROTC instructors worldwide.

Join the #CCSDfam as a School Nutrition Coordinator! Job ad school nutrition coordinator 6 15 22

The Cherokee County School District is seeking a professional with experience in nutrition, dietetics and/or food service to serve as a School Nutrition Coordinator.  This leadership position supports the department’s operations, including training programs and promotions.  It offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, a great work calendar and schedule, opportunities for professional development and career advancement, and a wonderful work environment and team!  Join the #CCSDfam & apply now by clicking Jobs@CCSD at  For more information, please call 770.721.8419 or email

CCSD Class of 2022 Graduate Earns Local Scholarship Ella Daugherty

A Cherokee County School District Class of 2022 graduate has earned a local scholarship from a CCSD Partner!

Etowah High School Class of 2022 graduate Ella Daugherty is the winner of the 2022 East West Bank Scholarship. 

Congratulations to CCSD's Retiring Educators! CCSD 2022 Retiring Teachers and Staff 6 1 22

The Cherokee County School District is celebrating its retiring educators and support staff!

The majority of the retirees noted below are ending their careers this week; some retired earlier in the year based on their retirement eligibility date.

CCSD To-Go Meal Orders Due 8 a.m. Thursday for Monday Pick Up SummerFeedingProgram

UPDATE 6/28/22: Please be advised that we will not have meal pick-up on Monday, July 4, due to the holiday. The next pick up will be on Monday, July 11. If you need food assistance next week, First Baptist Church of Woodstock, a CCSD Partner, will distribute food boxes to families from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, through Thursday, July 7, in the Building B basement. For more information, please call the church’s food pantry at 770.926.4428.

CCSD Class of 2022 Graduates Headed to U.S. Service Academies, Military Service CCSD 2022 US Military Service Academies 5 31 22

Sixty members of Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2022 have committed to military service, including six selected for prestigious U.S. Service Academies!

“Thank you to each of these students for making the important decision to serve our country,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “We’re proud of you and grateful to you and your families, and I know our entire community appreciates your service.”

CCSD Summer Feeding Program Kicks off June 6, Donations Needed SummerFeedingProgram

UPDATE 5/23/22: Great news! The USDA waiver has been extended for July so the weekly to-go bag model will continue in July. #CCSDfam #CCSDserves

The CCSD School Nutrition Summer Feeding program will kick off June 6, and community donations are requested to make it a success.

“We care about our students’ well-being all the time, and we know that providing meals over summer break is a hardship for some families,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “We’re so fortunate to have a dedicated School Nutrition team, an outstanding partner in MUST Ministries and a supportive community working together to feed our students over the summer.”  

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