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Bus Funding to Boys and Girls Clubs Added

The Cobb Board of Education voted to include money it had previously cut for budget reasons.

Parents of South Cobb public school students concerned over the loss of school bus service to Boys and Girls Clubs facilities got their wish on Thursday. 

The Cobb Board of Education voted unanimously to restore around $180,000 in funding previously cut for budget reasons.

An estimated 400 students had been riding school district buses to the clubs, the Michael A. Grant Club in Austell and the A.W. "Tony" Matthews Club in Mableton. But repeated protests over the summer and into the start of the current school year were heard by the board.

The Marietta Daily Journal quoted school board member Alison Bartlett as saying that “when I realized we had some additional funding that we didn’t realize we had at the budget meetings, we knew we needed to bring this back.” 

Also on Thursday, a veteran East Cobb school administrator was named principal at in Powder Springs. 

Dr. Shannon McGill, the current assistant principal at , also served in the same capacity at . Starting today, she succeeds Dr. Barbara Sweeney, who was promoted to Area 1 assistant superintendent. 

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