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CCSD Employee Misconduct Documented in Teams Messages

After the November 2023 release of Teams messages and emails from our initial open records request concerning the district’s actions in causing a dangerous situation at the September 14, 2023 school board meeting, our coalition requested additional records with a broader scope for that week. We were given a stack of over 750 documents in February 2024 detailing multiple instances of misconduct by several employees of Cobb County School District, including Chief Strategy and Accountability Officer John Floresta and almost the entire Communications team.

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Cobb Community Care Coalition

We are a group of parents, students, & community members in Cobb County who believe the acceleration of racism, bigotry, and censorship in Cobb County School District (CCSD) as well as the District’s negligence around gun violence require a strong, coordinated resistance to demonstrate the power of the people to effect positive change. While the voice of hate is louder than ever, we push to ensure that harm perpetuated by CCSD against marginalized students and families will never occur without a louder response and advocacy from us until we reach our ultimate goal of new leadership that will not ignore such gravely important issues.

Antiracism & the Politics of Care

We push to eliminate anti-Blackness and ensure the education and well-being of ALL kids, not just our own children or students. We also take care of ourselves and others in our community.

Social Justice & Accountability

We hold ourselves and others accountable to fight all forms of discrimination and inequity, so that all students and families feel welcome and thrive educationally in CCSD.


We believe in centering the voices of those most impacted by racism and other forms of oppression in our work.

Truthful & Inclusive Education

We resist book bans rooted in racism and LGBTQ+ bigotry and bans on teaching accurate US history.

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CCCC’s Mission

We advocate for responsive governance, racial and social justice, and safe & welcoming school climates for all students in the Cobb County School District.

CCCC’s Vision

A safe Cobb County School District where all cultures & identities are celebrated in a way that propels all students to achieve the highest level of well-being and academic success.

What We Do / CCCC’s Goals

  1. Meet regularly to discuss current events, empower people to engage civically, and strategize public comment for school board meetings.
  2. Build community awareness of inequities and issues of concern in CCSD through hosting virtual and in-person educational events.
  3. Foster relationships with educators and staff within CCSD.
  4. Partner with aligned organizations in order to mobilize and engage more people within the community.
  5. Advocate for antiracist/antibias curriculum and sensible school safety policies and practices in CCSD.
  6. Collaborate with students and other groups to fight censorship and book bans and push for diverse literature in our classrooms.
  7. Provide resources and care for our community members.
  8. Build capacity to support campaigns in 2024 in effort to change the leadership in CCSD.
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Systemic Racism and Bias

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Book Bans and Censorship

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School Safety and Crisis Prevention

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Latest News, Events, and Press Coverage

December 18, 2023

Cassidy Alexander of the AJC discusses the ties of three CCSD employees to an LGBTQ+ extremist group and coverage of our press conference sharing the results of open records requests.

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December 12, 2023

CCCC founders Jennifer Susko and Micheal Garza joined the Ron Show to discuss the coalition’s mission, our press conference, and CCSD employee ties to hate group American Vision.

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December 11, 2023

Becky Gaunt uncovers three employees in the Cobb County School District main office with ties to Gary DeMar, designated by the SPLC as the extremist leader of the anti-LGBTQ hate group American Vision.

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December 1, 2023

Coverage of our press conference releasing internal CCSD messages of employees monitoring students who planned to speak at public comment in the leadup to the September board meeting.

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