Click the link below to read about Druid Hills latest effort to become a charter system.
Parents from Druid Hills High School and the middle and five elementary schools that feed it are moving to activate a state law that allows a buffer between school “clusters” and district leadership.
The parents, responding to the recent DeKalb County school board crisis, are the first in Georgia to file notice of plans to use the three-year-old high school charter cluster law, which lets parents and school employees create a governance board buffering them from the local school board and superintendent.
Following public discussion with the new superintendent, Michael Thurmond, Mike Jacobs and Dan Weber spoke at the Tuesday, March 26 Brookhaven City Council meeting about activity at the legislature and the charter school cluster law respectively.
>>Click here to watch the video of the Brookhaven meeting
What do you think? Is it a viable alternative to start a charter cluster? Is it a better solution for some communities but not for others? We aren’t really certain yet, but are doing some research. Please post your thoughts in the comments.