Monthly Archives: November 2013

DeKalb County’s unilateral decision against Druid Hills Charter Cluster forces fight to Georgia Legislature for independent school systems.

Reposted from Heneghan’s Dunwoody blog: As per Maureen Downey of the AJC, In a contentious 5-4 vote tonight, the DeKalb County Board of Education rejected the Druid Hills Charter Cluster petition. The “no” vote followed about four hours of tense … Continue reading

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Nancy Jester enters race for state superintendent!

From the Reporter News: Former DeKalb school board member Nancy Jester announced Nov. 11 that she will run for Georgia state school superintendent. Jester, who represented District 1 for the DeKalb County Board of Education, said she is running to … Continue reading

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It looks to be a busy month!

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 … Continue reading

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When you focus on the kids, you do see the beauty of DeKalb!

Happy Friday! Check out this beautiful story featuring the students at Lakeside High School. They showed their true colors last week by cheerfully electing a boy with autism as their homecoming king.  It’s so good to see that this generation … Continue reading

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The DeKalb Board of Education will hold the following meetings on Monday, November 4, 2013: 2:00pm Work Session and Executive Session for student appeals Cabinet Room Robert R. Freeman Administrative & Instructional Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain, GA … Continue reading

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