Restore DeKalb: Putting Children First, Maintain Accreditation & Local Control
Learn the information in the SACS report and Grand Jury Investigation to include:
· Why was DeKalb County Board of Education placed on probation?
· What are the top five violations in the SACS report?
· What are the five major charges alleged in the Grand Jury Investigation?
Learn what you are not being told at the Information and Education Town Hall Meeting at Sanford Realty Company, 4183 Snapfinger Woods Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30035 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
1) February 16, 2012: Information & Education Meeting
2) February 23, 2012: Questions & Answers Meeting
Where Do We Go From Here & Why?
Organized by Citizens for Transparency, Education, Ethics and Accountability
Contact Person: Viola Davis with Unhappy Taxpayer & Voter at 770-256-0034, Joel Edwards with WORC and King Ridge Homeowners Association at 404-966-1121 or Willie Pringle with WORC and a Southwest DeKalb High School Parent at 678-451-9333.
Future Website: http://www.RestoreDeKalb.org
Please download the flyer and pass it on to your friends and family: http://www.scribd.com/doc/125043723/Restore-DeKalb-Maintain-Accreditation-and-Local-Controlhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/125043723/Restore-DeKalb-Maintain-Accreditation-and-Local-Control
Marshall Orson is also speaking on what’s going on on **Feb 19 at Emory Presbyterian Church 1866 North Decatur Rd. at 7pm
**Please note: This date has been corrected. The actual date of the meeting is FEB 19th – NOT the 16th as we had mistakenly posted earlier!
Want to meet the new super in person?
DeKalb Interim Superintendent Speaks Feb. 20th
The next Emory LaVista Parent Council (ELPC ) meeting will be on Wednesday, February 20th at Oak Grove Elementary School. Hospitality begins at 8:45 a.m. followed by the program at 9:15 a.m. Our new Interim Superintendent, Michael Thurmond, will join us. Other speakers will include David Schutten (Executive Director, Organization of DeKalb Educators), Rep. Scott Holcomb (House District 81), and Dr. Howard Grant (Executive Director, Atlanta School Board). Please mark your calendar now and plan to attend this event which is open to all parents!!
NOTICE OF DEKALB BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS
In accordance with SPLOST IV and the 2011 10-year master facility plan, the DeKalb County School District proposes to phase-out 12 instructional facilities over the next five years: Austin Elementary Facility, Avondale High Facility, Clifton Elementary Facility, DESA/Terry Mill Facility, Fernbank Elementary Facility, Meadowview Elementary Facility, Midway Elementary Facility, Ronald McNair Middle Facility, Pleasantdale Elementary Facility, Rockbridge Elementary Facility, Smoke Rise Elementary Facility and Wadsworth Elementary Facility. These schools will be replaced by the construction of new facilities and repurposing existing facilities in the out years.
Public hearings will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Feb. 19 and Feb. 26 at the DCSD Administrative and Instructional Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd., Stone Mountain.
Any attendance lines adjustments for any receiving schools and their adjacent schools in order to accommodate the relocated students within each school’s capacity limits will be discussed the year prior to phase out. Fernbank Elementary is presently scheduled to occupy Avondale Middle during the construction period.
CLICK HERE to download the DCSS 10 year master plan.
Of course, follow our countdown calendar to the hearing with the State Board of Ed at the top right of the home page of the blog currently scheduled for Feb 21.
Check our Upcoming Meetings page under the Meetings & Events tab at the top of the blog. Please send us your meeting announcements and we will add them.