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July 1st, 2020

CMCSS Adult Education and Transition to Work Supervisor announced

Dr. James Bailey has been selected as the Adult Education and Transition to Work Supervisor for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. Dr. Bailey has over 13 years of administrative experience, most recently serving as the principal of Whites Creek High School in Nashville. Under his leadership, the school experienced a 20 percent increase in the graduation rate. Dr. Bailey was named Principal of the Year for Middle Tennessee in February 2020.

Dr. Bailey was with Metro Nashville Public Schools for 17 years. He served as assistant principal at Hillsboro and Pearl Cohn high schools and as a teacher at Jere Baxter Middle School.

He earned his doctorate in Administrator Leadership from Walden University, an education specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from Middle Tennessee State University, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Tennessee State University, and a B.A. in Bible and Theology from American Baptist College.

May 21st, 2020

Class of 2020 Graduation Celebrations

Clarksville High School

Click here for a letter from the CHS principal to seniors.

Kenwood High School

Click here for a letter from the KHS principal to seniors.

Montgomery Central High School

Click here for a letter from the MCHS principal to seniors.

Middle College at APSU

Click here for a letter from the MC principal to seniors.

Northeast High School

Click here for a letter from the NEHS principal to seniors.

Northwest High School

Click here for a letter from the NWHS principal to seniors.

Rossview High School

Click here for a letter from the RHS principal to seniors.

West Creek High

Click here for a letter from the WCHS principal to seniors.

May 13th, 2020

District Offices Reopening

July 6 through July 31, Central Services Gracey will be open to the public by appointment only Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Enrollment Center at Greenwood will be open to the public by appointment only Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please review the list of topics below and email or call the respective point of contact.

Topic Email Phone
Accounting 931-920-7859, 931-920-7860, 931-920-7848, or 931-920-7816
Benefits 931-920-7810
Business Affairs (Other Inquiries) 931-920-7848
Certified Applications/Years Worked Verifications 931-920-7960
Certified Employee Concerns 931-920-7913
Certified Licensure 931-920-7919
Classified Applications 931-920-7962
Classified Employee Concerns 931-920-7423
Employee Loan Verifications 931-920-7814
Enrollment Center 931-542-5078 931-542-5078
Fingerprinting 731-920-7914
OJI/Safety 931-920-7836
Purchasing 931-920-7852 931-920-7797
Retirement 931-920-7966
Student Records 931-542-5051
Student Services 931-542-5069 931-542-5068
Sub Applications 931-920-7424


If you are unable to find a topic relevant to your needs, please call 931-648-5600 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Thursday or email

On the day of an appointment, visitors will need to wait in their vehicles or outside of the building, call the number provided at the time the appointment was confirmed, and await further instructions for entering the building. Visitors will be required to wear face masks or cloth face coverings, and these will not be provided by CMCSS. It is important for visitors to check their temperatures before they arrive, cancel appointments if they or someone in their home are symptomatic (fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, cough or shortness of breath, sore throat, body aches, diarrhea, headache, or the loss of taste or smell), or if they have been exposed to anyone in the past 14 days who is positive for COVID-19 or is being tested.

Although the Enrollment Center will begin taking a limited number of registration appointments for students who are new to CMCSS or who have left the district and are returning, parents and guardians may begin the process online by visiting For most parents and guardians, after the process is started online, the only thing left to do is turn in required documents, such as proofs of residence, immunization records, and birth certificates. These documents can be turned in to the school or enrollment center when offices fully reopen.

Kindergarten Kickoffs that were originally scheduled for April 21 have been postponed with plans to reschedule in August. Parents and guardians of incoming kindergarteners may begin the enrollment process online. According to the State Department of Education, children entering kindergarten shall be five (5) years of age on or before August 15 of the current school year. CMCSS does not screen for early entry into kindergarten. Please know that kindergarten is not optional in Tennessee, and even if a parent has not been able to fully register their child, incoming kindergarteners will have a spot in a classroom at their zoned schools.

Central Services South, the Operations Complex, and individual school buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice.

April 2nd, 2020

Continued Learning Resources

This page provides guidance on Continued Learning Resources available during the closure due to COVID-19.

CMCSS Continued Learning Library

Click here for the CMCSS Continued Learning Library that provides weekly student and parent resources developed by the district for 51 courses of instruction to reduce the variability of at-home instructional delivery during this challenging time.

Please click the following links to view videos that provide a tour of the Continued Learning Resources for each level:

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

To provide at-home learning support, CMCSS teachers will be checking in with students and families each week to answer questions, provide directions to access resources, and continue the personal contact that we know is so important during this uncertain time. We recognize there may be a need for additional support to aid in your child’s learning at home. To address this need, we have created two ways for families and students to access support. First, you may access online support on the “Continued Learning Resources” page on our website. If you do not have internet access, you may call our CMCSS Help Hotline 931.920.7779. Additionally, the district has a partnership with Homework Hotline, which can provide translation services, if needed. Please call 615-298-6636 or visit 

Additional At-Home Learning Resources

Click here for a collection of free resources to support at-home learning.

March 19th, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates in CMCSS

The CMCSS Communicable Disease Team (CDT) comprised of leaders from CMCSS and the Montgomery County Health Department meet regularly to review the latest guidance from the CDC and make recommendations for the health and safety of students, employees and the community. (more…)

March 19th, 2020

Free Meals for Children

CMCSS will continue offering free meals to children in Clarksville-Montgomery County through Friday, July 31 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the following locations: Barksdale Elementary, Burt Elementary, Glenellen Elementary, Moore Magnet Elementary, Montgomery Central High, Northeast High, and Northwest High schools.

Meals will not be served Friday, July 3. However, distribution will resume on Monday, July 6.

This service is open to all children 18 years and younger. Meals are distributed via a grab-and-go, curbside method. If possible, the child should be present to accept the meals. Meals cannot be consumed on-site, per USDA regulations. We encourage families to practice social distancing and not congregate at the meal pickup locations.

Each child will get a bag that will include four meals on both Monday and Wednesday, and six meals on Friday. Some of the food will require refrigeration and/or re-heating to ensure freshness. This plan reduces the amount of travel to and from the distribution sites during the week.

Map of distribution sites:

March 16th, 2020

Middle & High School Laptops and Personal Items

Tomorrow, Tue., March 17, middle and high schools will be open from 7-11 a.m. for students to pick up their assigned laptops or important personal items that were left at the school. To reduce the number of individuals coming into the school, it is preferred that only the student come to the front office. Elementary schools will not be open. (more…)

March 3rd, 2020

Chief Communications Officer Named for CMCSS

Anthony Johnson has been selected as Chief Communications Officer (CCO) for CMCSS, beginning April 1. He replaces Elise Shelton who retires at the end of May.

Johnson has been with CMCSS for a decade, the last four years serving as Director of Community Relations and Continuous Improvement. In this role, he has acted as the CCO designee, supervised the Communications Department’s creative team and managed the system’s process management program with a focus on continuous improvement. Previously, he was the consulting teacher for related arts. He began his work with CMCSS as a music specialist at Moore Magnet Elementary School, where he also was coordinator of outdoor learning and sustainability.

He earned his Ed.S. in administration and supervision from Austin Peay State University as well as a master of music. He earned a B.A. in business management and music performance from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn. He earned communication certification from the Institute for Crisis Management (ICM) and completed ICM media training certification. He was honored by the National School Public Relations Association’s 35 Under 35, a program that recognizes young professional members who are making a difference for their school districts. Johnson served as president of the Tennessee School Public Relations Association in 2018-19. Among his other recognitions, he was named Tennessee Association of School Librarians Distinguished Administrator in 2016.

Locally, he serves on the Clarksville Sexual Assault Center Advisory Board; the Roxy Regional Theatre Board of Directors; president of Clarksville’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Advisory Board; and chair of Education Day for Leadership Clarksville.

February 28th, 2020

CMCSS’ steps to mitigate communicable diseases, CDC releases new guidance

CMCSS has proactive measures in place to reduce the spread of illness in our schools such as our two-step cleaning process, which allows custodians to focus their attention on high-touch surfaces to kill germs. District leadership is continuing to meet with local health officials to review best practices and receive updates which may impact this community. CMCSS is focused on keeping our more than 36,500 students and 5,000 employees safe.

The following resources from the CDC provide actionable things you and your children can do to prevent the spread of flu, strep, and COVID-19.


February 4th, 2020

Pre-K Application Opportunities for the 2020-21 School Year

CMCSS Pre-K Application Events have been canceled. Parents and guardians may complete the online application linked below. After completing the application, a member of the Pre-K team will contact you via email to set up a Zoom meeting to verify income and the child’s birth certificate. If you did not provide your email when you submitted your online application previously, please email Melinda Smith at

To apply online, use one of the following application links:



Students must be 4 years old on or before August 15, 2020 to be enrolled in Pre-K for the 2020-21 school year. Families will be asked to provide documentation to determine if they meet the income requirements set by the state. Pre-K classes will be filled using the guidelines set forth by the State of Tennessee for Voluntary Pre-K.

You will be required to bring the child’s birth certificate and any of the documents listed below that are required to verify student eligibility. 

Documents to verify program status:

  • Current Food Stamp eligibility letter
  • Migrant status letter
  • Foster Care Documentation
  • Families First Documentation

Documents to verify income: (only if you do not qualify for any programs listed above)

  • 2019 W2 or 1040
  • 2 recent Military LES
  • 2 recent pay stubs
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Any other documentation to verify source of income used to determine eligibility

For more information, please contact Melinda Smith, Pre-K Director at 931-648-5653 or