Schools

Fernbank PTA meeting

Event Date and Time: 
10/22/2014 - 6:00pm

From PTA co-Presidents Laura Disque (CHCA neighbor) and Melissa Fishbein: Please join us for out General PTA Meeting on Wednesday, October 22nd, 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Annexation will be a top agenda item. We will have informed individuals on a panel to share information and answer questions.  

Druid Hills Charter Cluster withdraws petition

From their Facebook Page: ".... On behalf of the proposed Druid Hills Charter Cluster (DHCC), and with a sense of despair for DeKalb County, we the Board of Directors of DHCC hereby withdraw our petition to become a charter cluster.

International Community School Fall Festival

Event Date and Time: 
10/18/2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

From ICS via their Facebook Page: The International Community School (located in the former Medlock Elementary School building at 2418 Wood Trail) is hosting a Fall Festival this Saturday. The event will take place from 10a - 2p. Admission is $5 for kids (adults are FREE!).  There will be crafts, games, a bouncy house and a menagerie of animals (including a chinchilla and a bearded dragon!). This event is a fundraiser for the school and proceeds will benefit ICS's ongoing mission. 

Notes from DeKalb County Schools State of the System Address

From CHCA resident Jane Ayres: On September 30, DeKalb Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond presented the 2014 State of the System Address at Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston. The event was sponsored by Parent Councils United, which includes the executive boards of all DeKalb County cluster parent councils, and drew about 100 people. Mr.

County school district charter system application update

From county board of education superintendent Michael Thurmond, October 2, 2014:  Greetings Parents and Staff Members:  Over the past year, the DeKalb County School District has been actively engaged in meeting the requirements to request flexibility from state laws and Georgia Department of Education regulations and policies. This process has included the gathering of input and opinions from many different members of the school district and larger community. Whether through ten Community Engagement Sessions, the Flexibility Advisory Committee (FAC), the Teacher Advisory Committee, the Student Advisory Committee, or many other meetings and events, the input of the community has been an important and leading part of this very important endeavor.

Druid Hills Charter Cluster update 9/18/14

Update with notes from MANA: " An update was posted by the Druid Hills Charter Cluster initiative earlier this week. Although state law requires that the refiled petition be taken up by the DeKalb County school board for their vote on approval or non-approval, agendas for [the] board ... over the past several months have noticeably avoided this task.  So... what to do? ...."  [Read more.]

MANA notes on meeting with ATL councilman

From MANA: "MANA community meeting with Councilman Alex Wan, Atlanta District 6, September 17, 2014. ... This meeting is part of a series of meetings where MANA is reaching out to public officials to better understand how our neighborhood may be impacted by annexations or by new cities that include us or happen close enough to impact us....." [Read more.]

DeKalb Charter System update

From county Board of Education vice-chairman Jim McMahan via the Sagamore Hills neighborhood re: the county's proposal to have the entire county declared a charter school system.  "The DCSD will issue a copy of the proposed petition in 2 weeks.  September 24th.  ....  It is my perception the BOE will NOT vote on this issue at our next meeting on October 8th.

Emory LaVista Parent Council letter 9/2/14

From the Emory LaVista Parent Council to school superintendent Michael Thurmond, registering disappointment with a perceived lack of transparency on the part of a school district representative sent to a public meeting to address the Druid Hills Charter Cluster issue: ".... There is much discussion of potential changes in our county and schools. Cityhood movements abound. Annexation looms. DCSD has indicated that they hope to obtain charter system status in the future. As parents and stakeholders, we would like to be able to work with DCSD in addressing these challenging issues. When parents perceive DCSD as being evasive or opaque, the option of all stakeholders working together seems less likely. ..." [Read more.]

CHCA Community Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
08/29/2014 - 7:00pm

Notice of CHCA Community Meeting to elect new officers, discuss annexation issues.

When: Friday, August 29 at 7 p.m.

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