NeighborNewspapers: Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May urged the DeKalb County Board of Education to seek broad public input during its search for a new superintendent at a recent community input meeting.
“This decision will help determine the future and quality of education in DeKalb for decades to come,” said May. “The quality of our school system has everything to do with the quality of life in our dear county and the decision we make will have an impact for years to come.” [READ MORE]
CHCA: the first meeting of our newly elected Dekalb County school board is tomorrow (Mon) at 7pm, and will include the critical item re: the method of selecting a new Superintendent.
-- Beforehand at 5:45pm, the board holds a "Community Input Meeting." This is an excellent opportunity to speak to the board - but you must get on the speaker's list in advance.
To do so contact Margaret Francois:
NeighborsNewspapers.com: Scores for the College & Career Ready Performance Index have been released and the City Schools of Decatur again surpassed the state average with a cumulative score of 87.3; the state average is 72. The DeKalb County School District has a cumulative score of 61.9, however it has seen an increase in its middle schools. [READ MORE]
DHHS PTSA: Community Forum on Cityhood & Annexation sponsored by the PTSA
Jan 8, 6:30pm - 8pm
Uhry Theater at Druid Hills HS
(Names of speakers on panel will be released once confirmations are in place)
Decaturish: The City Schools of Decatur Board of Education voted to support the city’s annexation plans, but that doesn’t mean board members have to like it. School Board members met for an hour early Wednesday morning, Dec. 17, to approve a resolution backing up the city’s plan. It contained four provisions that board members got city leaders to agree to in exchange for their support. [READ MORE]
Decaturish: One of the questions raised by a proposal to annex three DeKalb County Schools into the city of Atlanta is what it would do to the students at the other schools that feed into it.
The proposal from Together In Atlanta would call for a referendum on annexing the neighborhoods around Briar Vista Elementary, Fernbank Elementary and Druid Hills High schools into Atlanta. They are three of seven schools in the Druid Hills High cluster. The proposal also encompasses Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control. [READ MORE]
"Community Listening Session: City of Decatur Annexation
Decatur City Commission &
City Schools of Decatur Board Members
When: Sunday, Dec. 7, 4:00 P.M.
Where: The Church at Decatur Heights
735 Sycamore Dr., Decatur, Georgia 30030
Decatur City Commission
City Schools of Decatur Board
**Come hear their views on the potential annexation of new areas into the City of Decatur.**
This community listening session is organized by City of Decatur residents, for City of Decatur residents.
Please join us!
Decatur Metro: Decatur residents have organized a brick-and-mortar “community listening session” with three City Commissioners and four Decatur School Board members for this coming Sunday, December 7th at 4pm regarding all things that fall under the umbrella of “Decatur annexation”. [READ MORE]
from CHCA Corresponding Secretary Julia Byrne:
11/19/14 Together in Atlanta Meeting Summary
On Wednesday, November 19th, community members in Clairmont Heights met with members of the Druid Hills Civic Association, members of the organization Together In Atlanta, and Atlanta elected officials to discuss advocacy efforts for the annexation of the entire footprints of Fernbank and Briar Vista elementary schools as well as Emory University into the city of Atlanta. The Clairmont Heights Civic Association is closely following this advocacy effort in response to our recent neighborhood survey that indicated strong support for inclusion into an existing city.