From Jonathan Cribbs in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "The Druid Hills Charter Cluster is now a nonprofit and is accepting donations.
This is Dana Borda on N. Superior Ave. I would like to let our neighborhood know about some changes coming to Fernbank Elementary (this is from our Principal, Mr. Jason Marshall): "It's official . . . we're moving! Our school will transition to Avondale Middle School over the next few months. May 31, 2013 is the last day the Fernbank building will be open to staff, students and parents. Construction on the new Fernbank Elementary building is scheduled to begin later in 2013 and we anticipate being in our temporary home of Avondale Middle School for 18-24 months.
From wsbtv: "The DeKalb County School Board has pulled its name and money from a lawsuit challenging the governor's authority to remove school board members and replace them with people of his choosing....." [Read more]
The newly constituted Dekalb School District Board met for the first time March 20, 2013. It was a business meeting and not open to public comment. Their agenda can be found here (h/t to Harvey Nation on Civic Association Network) and former board member Nancy Jester's live blog of the meeting -- including listener comments -- can be found here.
From Greg Bluestein and Ty Tagami in the AJC: ".... A drawn-out legal fight could have its own consequences. The board’s three remaining members don’t have a legal quorum to make decisions for the district’s nearly 100,000 students. Deal could eventually appoint replacements, but the process to remove the suspended board members takes two to five months. Interim superintendent Michael Thurmond has said it would be destabilizing to simultaneously have appointed and suspended but unremoved board members...." [Read more]
From Timothy Darnell in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "Shortly after Gov. Nathan Deal announced his suspension of six DeKalb school board members, Dunwoody state Rep. Tom Taylor introduced House Resolution 486, which would allow newly incorporated cities to form their own local school system...." [Read more]
From Jane Ayers: Please plan to attend an important PTA meeting: Druid Hills Charter Cluster, March 12, 6:30 pm, Uhry Theater, Druid Hills High School. The program will be an opportunity for parents to learn more about the ongoing exploration, by DHHS, its feeder schools, and the surrounding community, of the potential benefits of together becoming a charter cluster of schools.