Clear you calendars – there is a lot to do in DeKalb county this month!
FIRST UP: A Called Meeting – a Big One! 11/11/2013 – 7:00 PM
Presenting — The Druid Hills Charter Cluster, Inc. Charter Petition
J. David Williamson Board Room, Robert R. Freeman Administrative & Instructional Complex 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
The Druid Hills Charter Cluster (“Cluster”) proposes to implement a high school cluster in DeKalb County to develop college and career ready students by providing continuous learning pathways for students from K-12. The Cluster asserts that it will implement a school choice program of learning pathways such as International Baccalaureate, Montessori, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM), and Advanced Placement choices to parents and educators amongst seven schools currently operated by the District.
The Druid Hills Charter Cluster proposes to serve grades K-12 during all five years of the charter term. The school’s proposed location(s) are:
1) Druid Hills High School, 1798 Haygood Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
2) Druid Hills Middle School, 3100 Mount Olive Drive, Decatur, GA 30033
3) Avondale Elementary School, 10 Lakeshore Drive, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
4) Briar Vista Elementary, 1131 Briar Vista Terrace NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
5) Fernbank Elementary, 3131 Old Rockbridge Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
6) Laurel Ridge Elementary, 1215 Balsam Drive, Decatur, GA 30033
7) McLendon Elementary, 3169 Hollywood Drive, Decatur, GA 30033
8) Avondale Middle School, 1192 Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
The District has determined that the Cluster’s financial impact for the 2014-2015 school year will be approximately 29 million dollars in District revenue during its first year of operation, if it is determined by the State Department of Education to be a Conversion Charter Cluster. The financial impact will be approximately 40 million dollars if it is determined by the State Department of Education to be a Start-up Charter Cluster. Therefore, it is estimated that the Cluster will utilize nearly 150-200 million dollars of District funds for the proposed five-year charter term. Transportation and facility costs are not included in this estimation.
Read the AJC’s report on the subject >> DeKalb parents demand local control as ‘charter cluster’ petition reaches school board
Districtwide Title l Parent Involvement Conference
Guest Speaker – Glenda Hatchett
Former Juvenile Court Judge, Author & Speaker
All Parents of Title l Schools are Invited!!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
DeKalb County School District
1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
For additional information contact:
Brenda Williams, Office of Federal Programs, Title l Coordinator at
678.676.0312, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, Executive Director for Curriculum, Instruction, Professional Learning and the Office of Federal Programs Division at 678.676.0329
Are you the parent, guardian, or mentor of a child in the DeKalb County School District?
You Have a Voice; Make the Choice to Attend the
“Parent Educational Awareness & Empowerment Conference”
Saturday, November 23, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Conference Center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College
495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021
For more information call: (678) 676-0381
Moderator: Donna Lowry, 11Alive TV
“A Bridge Initiative Strategy”
Workshops-Entertainment-Food-Media Personalities & More
To register visit:
Of course, the trial of Pat Reid (Pope) and Tony Pope continues – starring Dr. Crawford Lewis – the new witness for the prosecution due to his plea deal. Tune in to our page on the subject “The drama begins… (or continues)” – we will try to keep it updated.
AND LAST, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST: If you happen to be in Dunwoody tomorrow, Monday, November 11 at 3:30, stop by the playground at Brook Run Park… Nancy Jester will treat you to some great news!