Better Together

News from the Clarke County School District • 10/22/21

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The annual Classic City Football Championship between Cedar Shoals and Clarke Central High Schools is scheduled for Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Billy Henderson Stadium at Clarke Central High School. This game is a highly anticipated event every year and frequently sells out. Stadium capacity will be reduced as a safety measure.


Ticket Information

  • Total number of tickets sold: 2,250
  • Ticket price: $12
  • Purchase online through the GoFan website (beginning 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26).
  • If there are any tickets available on the game day, tickets may be purchased at the stadium ticket gates (using either cash or debit/credit card).
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Bus Driver and Monitor Appreciation Week

The Clarke County School District is so incredibly thankful to our Bus Drivers and Monitors for the superb work they do day in and day out -- this team transports the most important people in the county -- our students!. Every year, we celebrate their talents and contributions during National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 18-21).


Without question, they take tremendous pride in safely transporting our students to and from school. In fact, our entire Transportation Department personnel is also recognized for its role in keeping our vehicles up and running safe and sound. They are extremely dedicated to their work, and we could not be more grateful that they are part of the CCSD family!


Please join us in thanking our bus drivers, monitors, and all our other transportation staff for their commitment, hard work, and always placing our students' safety as job #1!

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CCSD Participates in "Day of Caring"

Team members from CCSD's Community Engagement and Strategic Partnership Division rolled up their sleeves in the United Way of Northeast Georgia's Day of Caring service project campaign, in which local organizations pitch in to help improve parts of our community.


They rolled up their sleeves to support an exterior beautification project at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter and organized and cleaned closets at a clothing drive for the Athens Community Career Academy's Career Closet. It was a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with our partners and put into action our belief that we are "Better Together!"

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E-SPLOST: Polls Open for Voters Decision on CCSD Projects

Clarke County voters have the opportunity now to vote on the continuation of the one-penny, Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) that would fund critical capital improvement projects across the Clarke County School District.


E-SPLOST 6 is a continuation of the 1-cent sales tax that Clarke County voters have approved five times since 1997 to fund new school buildings, classrooms, new buses, technology upgrades, and more for Clarke County students, teachers, administrators, and support staff.


“Our goal is safe, secure, and functional facilities and ones that support all of the programming and the students and staff in our schools,” said John Gilbreath, director of facility planning and construction for the Clarke County School District.


If approved, E-SPLOST 6 would last up to five years and is estimated to generate $120 million for the school district. Some of the planned projects include a new Clarke Middle, renovations at Cedar Shoals High, and renovations, additions, and improvements at Gaines, Alps, and Cleveland Road Elementary Schools. Other monies collected from E-SPLOST 6 would go toward other infrastructure upgrades in our custodial, nutrition, security, transportation, and technology services.


Projects funded by E-SPLOST 6 would benefit every CCSD school in one way or another.


Almost 60% of E-SPLOST monies are paid by people who visit Athens-Clarke County, which includes attendees to UGA football games, students attending the university, and many others who shop, stay, dine, or receive services here.


“With the support of the University of Georgia and the support of other people who visit our county, that’s an added bonus,” Gilbreath said.


Early voting is open now and runs through Oct. 29. Election Day is Nov. 2, and polling hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more E-SPLOST information, visit https://tinyurl.com/ESPLOSTccsd.

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ACCA Future Student Fair - NOV 9

The Athens Community Career Academy will host a Future Student Fair for prospective students and their families. Tour ACCA, meet the staff, and learn more about career pathways!


Event Information

  • Tuesday, November 9
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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CCSD Job Fair on Saturday, October 23

The Clarke County School District is making it easy to explore the many career openings with the district. Visit with us at the CCSD Job Fair to learn about great opportunities with competitive wages, benefits, and generous time-off options!


Event Information

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BOE News

The Clarke County Board of Education welcomes community feedback. Here are ways you can share your voice:

  • Contact BOE Members: Click here to view a list of the BOE members and their contact information.
  • Attend a Meeting: Next regular meeting is Thursday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. (in-person and broadcast on the CCSD YouTube channel).
  • Board Briefs: Click to read the "Board Brief" overview from each meeting.
  • Public Comments: Click here for information on how to sign-up to speak at a regular BOE meeting.
  • Review Policies for Review: View and comment on district policies pending public review.
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