International Community School movie

Event Date and Time: 
04/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "The International Community School (ICS) invites you to the Atlanta premiere of a documentary feature film about the school titled A Place in the World." [Read more]

Laurel Ridge Romp through the woods 5K

Event Date and Time: 
04/20/2013 - 8:00am

From MANA: Join the 4th Annual Laurel Ridge Elementary School “Romp Thru the Woods” 5K & 1 mile Fun Run & Tot Trot. A true off-road race through the woods between Laurel Ridge & Druid Hills Middle School. Fun for the entire family! All ages and athletic abilities welcome! The race is sponsored by the LRES PTA Health & Wellness Committee. Start: Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 8:00 AM.

Druid Hills Charter Cluster ready to go

From Jonathan Cribbs in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "The Druid Hills Charter Cluster is now a nonprofit and is accepting donations.

Fernbank Elementary moving temporarily

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.

New school board withdraws from old board's lawsuit

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]

New BOE first meeting: agenda and blog

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

DeKalb schools $2M missed opportunity

From wsbtv: "DeKalb Schools failed to collect $2 million in federal stimulus funds...." [Read more]

New school board members

Short bios of the six new members can be found on Maureen Downey's "Get Schooled" blog on the AJC.  Our district 2 rep. Marshall Orson retained his seat since he had just been elected.

Demographic Profiles of DeKalb School Board Districts

Attached in  pptx and pdf formats from ARC via the Civic Association Network.  See also the reapportionment map for reference as to locations of the districts referenced.

School Board future still messy

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]

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