By Monday, teachers across the Cobb County School District will be able to fully plan for the 2019-2020 school year.
Cobb began sending out over 8,000 contracts to certified teachers on Friday with all contracts distributed by the end of the day on Monday, February 11th. As has been the case for the last number of years, teachers in Cobb will be among the first in the state to receive their contracts.
According to Deputy Superintendent John Adams, the district is offering contracts to almost 98 percent of its teachers and full-time certified employees who currently work for the district. Certified employees include: teachers, counselors, psychologists and food service directors.
“By offering early, we can identify areas of need, hire the very best, and allow our teachers to plan for the next school year as early possible,” said Cobb Schools Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. “We are making commitments to our teachers and a promise to our students, parents, and community that Cobb will continue to be the best place to teach, lead, and learn.”
“It really matters,” said one high school math teacher. “Knowing I don’t have to think about where I’ll be next year takes another distraction off my plate and allows me to focus on what’s most important, teaching the students in my classroom.”
For those openings the District will have, Cobb has already begun holding job fairs and is recruiting teachers from major universities around the country. As led by Amanda Shaw and her recruiting team, being able to offer the very best teacher candidates and career-changers concrete job offers on the spot allows Cobb parents to know their students are being taught by the very best.
For the third year in a row , Cobb issued the contracts to teachers electronically, which speeds up the process and saves an estimated $75,000 in time, printing, notarization, and distribution costs.
It’s just another way that the Cobb County School District continues to prioritize our employees and demonstrates financial efficiency.