“We are Restore DeKalb and we have scheduled a town hall meeting for Saturday, June 15, 2013 (TOMORROW) at Sanford Realty Company Conference Room at 4183 Snapfinger Woods Drive from 10 AM- 12 PM. The Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) will give a presentation and answer questions from the public concerning a second or ‘safety net’ accreditation.
“Please join us!
“Before the town hall meeting, please take a few minutes to visit the Georgia Accrediting Commission website and learn more about GAC. Robert Boyd with the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) will give a presentation and answer questions from the public concerning a ‘second’ or ‘safety net’ accreditation.
“We will provide critical information on serious issues that parents, homeowners, taxpayers and voters want addressed. Learn where we are with DeKalb’s accreditation to include:
“(1) What has DeKalb County School System accomplished to-date to ‘restore’ full accreditation?
“(2) Should DeKalb County School System have a second accrediting agency (Dual Accreditation) to provide a ‘safety net’ for our high school students?
“(3) What are the plans to improve graduation rates for DeKalb County schools?
“(4) Where does the school district stand on the issue of cell towers on school grounds?
“Please click here to view the 2012 graduation rates for DeKalb County School System compared to Metro Atlanta school systems as well as for individual DeKalb County public high schools.
“Ramona Howell Tyson will represent DeKalb County School System.
“In 2012, 3505 DCSS seniors did not graduate according to the data provided by the Georgia Department of Education. We must address the fact that more than 68% of our schools did not have a graduation rate equal to or above the state level. We also must remember that the Crossroads Newspaper reported 1,194 seniors did not graduate in 2012. Why? What was the source of their information? What specific plans, procedures and policies did DCSS enact for the Class of 2013 and those following to correct this crisis?
“Please read the article published July 7, 2012 by Crossroads Newspaper by Jennifer Ffrench Parker and Carla Parker titled, ‘1,194 Seniors fail to graduate,’ that caused a major outrage in DeKalb.
“We dedicate our town hall meeting to one of our ‘Foot Soldiers for Justice’ – Gregory K. Davis who died during citizen comments to the Board of Education on Monday, June 3, 2013. Please read Crossroads Newspaper article titled, ‘DeKalb bus mechanic remembered for standing up for co-workers, children‘ and the Restore DeKalb article titled, ‘Greg Davis – A Foot Soldier for Justice.’
“Please contact Viola Davis at 770-256-0034 for further information or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See you on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10 AM at Sanford Realty Company Conference Room at 4183 Snapfinger Woods Drive!”