MANA: Annexation Round-Up: Medlock's Schools

from MANA: Annexation Round-Up: Medlock's Schools This post looks like more of the same: annexation blah blah blah! But it's actually about something extremely critical to our neighborhood: our schools (literally) and our attendance zones. [READ MORE]

Laurel Ridge Town Hall on proposed Atlanta Annexation

Event Date and Time: 
11/05/2014 - 7:00pm

From the Laurel Ridge Neighborhood Yahoo Group: Laurel Ridge Elementary School PTA Invites you to join us for a very important TOWN HALL MEETING TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED ANNEXATION OF DRUID HILLS INTO THE CITY OF ATLANTA, Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 PM, University Heights United Methodist Church, 1267 Balsam Dr, Decatur, GA 30033.  There are growing efforts in the Fernbank and Briar Vista attendance zones to annex the Druid Hills community into the City of Atlanta. These efforts include efforts to annex Fernbank Elementary, Briar Vista Elementary and Druid Hills High Schools into the City of Atlanta Public Schools. Confirmed guests include : 

Notes from Annexation Panel at Fernbank PTA meeting 10/22/2014

From CHCA president Michael Dowling:  The greater portion of the Clairmont Heights neighborhood appears on the Atlanta annexation petition map proposed recently by the Druid Hills Civic Association. DHCA's annexation committee used elementary school attendance zones for Briar Vista ES and Fernbank ES as the basis for their map. Clairmont Heights Civic Association was not involved in its creation, but the board will actively follow the process to ensure that neighborhoods interests are represented accurately.  In an effort to keep the greater Fernbank ES community informed about this process, the Fernbank PTA invited CHCA officers and neighborhood residents from Clairmont Heights and Druid HIlls to attend their general membership meeting on Wednesday evening, 10-22-2014, where a panel addressed the issue. Notes from the meeting can be found here

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.]

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