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Annexation or not, Decatur schools are overcrowded

PolitiFact: The specter of annexation still floats around DeKalb County, even as voters decide in two months whether to form the cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker.

If approved, the cities would share a border roughly along the eastern edge of I-285. Depending on how those votes go, the decisions could revive Atlanta’s failed effort to annex Druid Hills and a bid for Decatur to take in key commercial areas such as Suburban Plaza and the Kroger shopping center on DeKalb Industrial Way.   [MORE INFO]


Fernbank Science Center - Fall Plant Sale

Fernbank Science Center - Fall Plant Sale
Sat 9/19
8am - 3pm



State of the District Address

State of the District Address by DeKalb County School System Superintendent Dr. Stephen Green
Thu - 9/24, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Tucker High School Auditorium
5036 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

A portion of the meeting will be dedicated to Q&A. We encourage you to send in your questions ahead of time. Please email your question(s) to: Wendy Wheeler-Drew, Corresponding Secretary, ELPC at




New School Year Info / Calendar

New School Year Info / Calendar

(these are the ones I could readily find. Please let me know if you'd like anything added via the "contact us" page -- thank you)


Dekalb County Board of Education: Community Input Meeting

Sep 14 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm                            



DeKalb school board approves contract for new superintendent

AJC: The DeKalb County School Board this morning approved a $300,000 contract for R. Stephen Green, who’s expected to be the district’s next superintendent.

Green, 61, currently the superintendent for Kansas City Public Schools in Missouri, made $342,500 for the last school year, including incentives of $92,500 atop a base annual salary of $250,000.  [READ MORE]


DeKalb Superintendent Finalist 'Taking Stock' Of District

WABE:  DeKalb County's sole finalist for school superintendent wraps up a three-day visit to the district Thursday. Stephen Green currently leads the Kansas City Schools in Missouri.

Green met with school leaders, staff and parents during his trip. He said he’s coming in with an open mind, but he’s also taking inventory.




New DeKalb school superintendent takes over July 1

WSB: The Dekalb County School District selects R. Stephen Green to be its next superintendent. [READ MORE]


DeKalb school chief says he will stay on until replacement is hired

AJC: DeKalb County school superintendent Michael Thurmond said Thursday he’ll stay with the district until his replacement is found, if the school board is delayed in finding his replacement after firing its superintendent search firm. [READ MORE]



"Open Letter to DeKalb’s Next Superintendent"

From Parent Councils United:

Open Letter to DeKalb’s Next Superintendent

DeKalb parents group: Hire new superintendent rather than entice Thurmond to stay

AJC: As Monday’s DeKalb school board meeting showed, community support exists for keeping Michael Thurmond in charge of schools. [READ MORE]



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