Etowah County Schools provide a rigorous, relevant education in a safe, student-centered environment that produces college and career ready graduates who contribute responsibly in a global community.

Welcome to Etowah County Schools

As the Superintendent, I invite you to explore our site
to learn about the numerous opportunities and
services we provide to over 8500 students learning
and growing in Etowah County Schools. I encourage
you to become involved in your child’s education - both inside
and outside of the classroom. Your involvement will help
your sons and daughters be more successful in all that they do.

Educators play a critical role of teaching knowledge
and skills, but children’s attitudes toward school and their habits of studying, reading and learning, are largely developed at home. Our children need all of our support to reach their potential as great thinkers, innovators, and leaders. The commitment we make now will benefit  our state and country as they become citizens of the world, competing, and collaborating in an ever-changing global environment.

There are many ways to be involved with your child’s education. This includes not only establishing routine homework habits, but also making time to get to know your child’s teachers, administrators, and other staff members at his or her school. Ask how you can become involved in your child’s educational experience.

We are dedicated to serving our students. Please join me in preparing our children to become successful citizens!


Alan Cosby, Ed.D.


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Board Meeting Videos and Agendas
Please click "Read More" to view the May 19, 2020, ECBOE Board Meeting and download the Board Approved Agenda.
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Meal Distribution
Meal kits will be distributed Wednesday, May 20th, at ALL Etowah County schools. Meals are FREE to all students age 18 and under. Students must be present to receive meals. Each kit will contain 7 breakfast and 7 lunch meals. Distribution times vary and will last for 2 hours, or until meals are gone. Please see the list below for school meal distribution times. Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Carlisle Elementary, Duck Springs Elementary, Gaston, Glencoe Elementary, Glencoe High, Highland Elementary, Hokes Bluff Elementary, Hokes Bluff Middle, Ivalee Elementary, John S. Jones Elementary, Rainbow Middle, Sardis Middle, Sardis High, Southside High, West End Elementary, West End High, & Whitesboro Elementary, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hokes Bluff High, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Southside Elementary
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Make Time for Learning this Summer!
The Alabama State Department of Education is offering free resources. To learn more about the Alabama Summer Learning Challenge click "Read More"
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Alabama 2020 Census
Alabama can obtain $13 billion in federal funding used to improve our state's future. This money means better health care, education opportunities, infrastructure development, economic growth, and more. Take the Census by phone, mail or online. For more information, visit
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Summer Professional Development
Summer Professional Development
Teachers: Looking for something to do this summer? Check out the ECBOE Summer PD Fair.
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Free or Reduced School Meals
If your income has changed and your child did not previously qualify for FREE or Reduced school meal benefits prior to March 16th, please apply as soon as possible as this may qualify you for additional benefits. These benefits will also carry over for 30 days into the next school year. To apply go to and be sure to choose Etowah County School District. This application does not apply to any schools in the Attalla City or Gadsden City School systems.
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Please Support Neighborhood Bridges
If you are looking for a way to help others in our community, please subscribe to Neighborhood Bridges. The ECBOE has partnered with this program to meet the needs of our students and their families. Businesses, churches, and individuals can participate. Please subscribe now because the needs will begin to increase and the community support is appreciated.
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Covid-19 Prevention Methods
COVID-19 Update
The Etowah County Schools continue to closely monitor the evolving news about the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation. Our schools will continue to work closely with and follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) as well as other agencies to receive guidance on steps we can take to minimize the risk in our schools and offices. Here’s what we’re doing now: Reminding and encouraging everyone in our schools to wash hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds, covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching your face, and if you are sick, stay home until your fever is gone for 24 hours without medication. Our schools will also be provided a supply of disinfectants, wipes, hand sanitizers, and other products to clean surfaces, doorknobs, bus seats, and high traffic areas. Making our schools a healthy and safe environment that provides a high-quality education to all students is our primary goal. We all play a major role in protecting ourselves and others during this sensitive time.
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