At Monday's meeting, the DeKalb County Board of Education decided to delay its vote on a working draft of the 2016-17 Proposed School Organization until Jan. 7, 2013. A second vote on the final draft will take place on Jan. 23, 2013 as previously reported.
The delay allows the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) staff time to incorporate already received public suggestions and refine the working draft.
The Board vote on Jan. 7 is to share the revised draft for public comment. The public information sessions will run from Jan. 8 through 17 across the five academic regions of the district. Additionally, the public may email ideas, comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the public information sessions, the working draft will be put into final form for the Board's approval on Jan. 23, 2013. That document will be sent to the Georgia Department of Education for its initial review.
The "proposed school organization" records the schools a school district expects to operate in the coming years. The document forms the basis for development of a very detailed plan called the "Local Five-Year Facility Plan" or LFP. The LFP provides the district's justification to participate in the state capital outlay program. Currently, DCSD is eligible to receive up to $40 million in additional funds dependent upon the state approval of plan.
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