Cobb Schools BOE Looks Forward to Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremonies and Students’ Return to School

While schools are out for the summer, the Cobb County School District Board of Education met virtually on Thursday to continue the District’s mission of One Team, One Goal: Student Success. 

Since Cobb students concluded the school year with digital learning to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the question on the minds of many in the community has been, “What will school look like this fall?” 

Cobb Schools Superintendent Chris Ragsdale was able to answer that question on Thursday. 

After months of planning and understanding how student and staff needs have changed as a result of COVID-19 closures, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced that Cobb Schools will open for face-to-face instruction with parents being able to choose either a traditional classroom or a remote learning classroom. 

This option represents the best solution which balances our two most important priorities: the health and safety of our students and staff and student learning. 

Parents will able to submit their choice between July 2-10 through ParentVue. Both face-to-face and remote learning options will be available for all students, in all grades K-12. More information on plans for the new school is available on the Cobb Schools website. 

Cobb Schools Commencement Ceremonies to Take Place in July 

The Cobb Schools Class of 2020 will soon be able to celebrate their accomplishments with traditional in-person graduation ceremonies taking place starting July 13, Superintendent Ragsdale announced during the June Board meeting.  

“Graduation is the hallmark of student success, so I am very proud that we have an opportunity to honor the Cobb Schools Class of 2020 for their years of hard work, dedication, and achievement. As the past few months have proven, the Class of 2020 is resilient and prepared to embark on their next journey of success,” said Superintendent Ragsdale.  

Ceremonies for all Cobb high schools will take place at Cantrell Stadium on the campus of McEachern High School between July 13 and July 24. More information is available on the Cobb Schools graduation page

In other board business, the Cobb School Board also voted to award the contract for classroom, gymnasium, and theater additions at Pebblebrook High School. The Pebblebrook construction projects are part of voter-approved Ed-SPLOST.  

Additionally, the Board Members approved personnel changes including a new principal. 

Personnel Changes: 

  • Grisham, Rick, Executive Director, Transportation Department, Operations Division, Retirement effective July 1, 2020.  
  • Kennedy, Dr. Ashley, Appointment to Director, Instruction and Innovative Practice, Teaching and Learning Department, Academic Division from Supervisor, Early Learning, Instruction, and Innovative Practice, Teaching and Learning Department, Academic Division effective July 1, 2020.  
  • Stanley, Donald Cory, Appointment to Principal, McClure Middle School from Assistant Principal, Daniell Middle School effective July 1, 2020.