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Parents and community members, please review the Cook County Schools plan for use of ARP ESSER funds. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, please email Dr. Becky Ratts, Assistant Superintendent, at <bratts@cook.k12.ga.us>. We welcome your input!



School Calendars Approved by Board

2024-2025 and 2025-2026 school calendars have been approved.

Wed Jul 24 03:08 PM

Special Assistance Alternative Community Eligibility Provision

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Thu Jul 11 02:26 PM

Ready Georgia Seal of Preparedness

Congratulations to the forty-seven schools recognized with the Ready Georgia Seal of Preparedness in its pilot year!

Thu Feb 29 03:17 PM

2023-2024 Covid Guidelines

Mon Oct 16 03:45 PM

Water Safety
Water Safety Information

These resources are available for all families in Cook County.

Thu Jul 13 02:46 PM




To empower and inspire all learners to achieve


All students will succeed through enrollment in higher education, enlistment in the military, or employment in the workforce.



Cultivate a safe and positive environment.                             

Optimize creativity and learning.                                       

Offer support through family and community partnerships.

Kindle challenging opportunities.                                                           


BOE Newsletter
Cook County Schools Competitive Grant Information
Updated January 11, 2024
Grant NameFunding SourceYearAmount
Second Step GrantGa DFCS2017-2018$62,661.60
Project Lead the Way GrantGOSA2017-2019$6,900.00
Early Language & Literacy Mini-GrantGOSAFiscal Year 2018$20,000.00
FY19 stART GrantGaDOE2018-2019$40,000.00
Air Force Association Educator Grant - RoboticsAir Force Association2019-2020$500.00
Colquitt EMC Bright Ideas GrantColquitt EMC2019-2020$1,000.00
CS4GA Computer Science GrantGaDOE2019-2020$25,000.00
CTAE Opportunities Equipment GrantGaDOE/CTAE2019-2020$30,000.00
FY20 stART GrantGaDOE2019-2020$20,000.00
Kid Spark Education GrantKid Spark Education2019-2020$300.00
Middle School Computer Science Coding GrantGaDOE/CTAE2019-2020$25,000.00
Reflex Math GrantExploreLearning2019-2020$2,765.00
Enhancing our Growing Readers GrantGFPE & IFF2019-2021$10,000.00
FY21 stART GrantGaDOE2020-2021$20,000.00
Georgia K-12 Student Connectivity GrantGaDOE2020-2021$7,000.00
JJ Watt Foundation Grant - CMS VolleyballJJ Watt Foundation2020-2021$20,000.00
RUS Grant - Bridging the Digital DivideRural Utility Service2020-2021$455,000.00
L4GA Literacy GrantGaDOE2020-2025$3,467,288.00
Rural Education Fund - CES CounselingGFPE2021-2022$9,265.00
FY22 stART GrantGaDOE2021-2022$10,000.00
Colquitt EMC Bright Ideas GrantColquitt EMC2021-2022$1,000.00
Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)FCC's E-rate Program2021-2022$253,780.00
ESSER III CTAE Lab Equipment GrantUSDOE2021-2022$100,000.00
FY23 stART GrantGaDOE2022-2023$10,000.00
Colquitt EMC Bright Ideas GrantColquitt EMC2022-2023$6,000.00
CTAE Construction-Related Equipment GrantGaDOE2022-2023$81,000.00
Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)FCC's E-rate Program2022-2023$512,664.00
Clean School Bus (Electric Bus) GrantEnvironmental Protection Agency2022-2023$790,000.00
Rural Education & Innovation Safety GrantGaDOE2022-2023$50,000.00
Rural Education & Innovation Technology GrantGaDOE2022-2023$100,000.00
Computer Science Teacher Opportunity GrantGaDOE2022-2023$5,000.00
IDEA Special Education Rural GrantGaDOE2022-2023$26,000.00
ESSER III ARP-LL Special Education Rural GrantGaDOE2022-2023$24,000.00
Parent Mentor Grant (Special Education)GaDOE2022-2023$18,400.00
High Cost Grant (Special Education)GaDOE2022-2023$15,877.00
School Security GrantGaDOE2022-2023$200,000.00
Capacity Building Grant (Special Education)GaDOE2023-2024$50,000.00
Math Manipulatives & Materials Opportunity GrantGaDOE2023-2024$16,000.00
GA Teachers of the Year Assoc Gale Samuels AwardGa TOTY Assoc2023-2024$749.79
Colquitt EMC Bright Ideas GrantColquitt EMC2023-2024$9,979.00
Rural Para to Teacher GrantGaDOE2023-2024$55,500.00
Computer Science Teacher Equipment & Community GrantGaDOE2023-2024$10,000.00
K-5 Numeracy GrantGaDOE2023-2024$50,000.00
Safer Schools GrantGaDOE2023-2024$250,000.00
Current Total:$6,868,629.39


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