Thursday, February 7, 2013
The board is set to meet on Friday at 4 pm.
Updated: Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:17 p.m. A statement has just been released by the DeKalb County School District: The DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson have mutually agreed to end their relationship effective Friday, February 8, 2013. The Board and Dr. Atkinson each determined and believe that it is in the best interest of all concerned that there be a mutual separation and they wish each other well in all their future endeavors. "I hope that the Dekalb County School board does whatever it takes to bring this county in compliance with SACS. Our Children's education is at hand here and that is what matters the most, " said Henry Louis Adams, a Stone Mountain resident and parent. "There should be no room for…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Cheryl Atkinson has already visited several schools, including Redan High on Tuesday, meeting with and speaking to parents.
Monday, October 1, 2012
DeKalb Schools Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson recently gave a State of the District address at Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia.
DeKalb County School District Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson covered a lot of ground during a recent State of the District address at Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, including test improvements, the importance of foreign language and the district's Special Olympics program. The event was sponsored by the South DeKalb Parent Council. View some of Atkinson's words on these topics in three separate videos, attached to this article. You may also enjoy reading: Parent Roundtables Will Come to 2 Local High Schools
Monday, September 17, 2012
Parents will learn about current issues, new efforts, and are encouraged to e-mail their questions in advance.
Monday, September 17, 2012
by Stone Mountain-Redan Patch Staff DeKalb County School District superintendent Cheryl Atkinson's parent roundtable meetings in October will make stops at two high schools in Stone Mountain and Lithonia: Tuesday, Oct. 23 - Redan High, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 - Lithonia High, 7-8:30 p.m. During the roundtables sessions, parents will learn about what's new with the district's current issues and initiatives coming up in the 2012-13 school year. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions, according to the school system Parents are encouraged to submit their questions in advance to: firstname.lastname@example.org Here are the other locations of the roundtables: Thursday, Oct. 11 - McNair High Monday, Oct. 15 - Tucker High …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Teacher confronts the DeKalb School Board on Fernbank Science Center funding.
- Al Tate
Monday, June 18, 2012
Patch was very helpful in reporting the DeKalb School Budget Crisis from the Board Meeting last June 4 especially as it pertains to Fernbank Science Center. I would like to submit this open letter (below) I sent to the Superintendent and School Board in response to the Superintendent returning FSC to the chopping block (after removing FSC) by asking the board to eliminate 2/3 of the FSC Budget and then having spokesman Walter Wood tell the public that FSC would remain a "fully functional Science Center." It's like saying a basketball team can remain "fully functional" when the three tallest players are removed from the court. Open Letter to DeKalb Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson and the DeKalb School Board: I am one of the teachers who work…
Saturday, March 10, 2012
PRISM holds monthly meeting at St. Timothy Methodist Church.
A crowd of approximately 75 residents attended the monthly PRISM meeting on March 8at St. Timothy Methodist Church in Stone Mountain, where DeKalb County School Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson was the main speaker for the evening. State Rep. Michele Henson, a founding member of PRISM, was in the audience and welcomed the crowd. Two DeKalb County police representatives also addressed the audience to reassure residents about their commitment to keep the community safe. Atkinson spoke to the audience for about 20 minutes. “I talk about servant leadership all the time. I spent the first 90 days listening and learning so that I can lead effectively," Atkinson said. She shared the five goals of the county’s “Excellence in Education” plan: -…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Review suggests there are more than 300 administrators too many.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The day's top headlines for Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Atkinson To Focus On Students, Makes Changes Across System. Riverwood Audit Shows Several Areas Of Concern. Police Investigating Wednesday Morning Bank Robbery. Patch Profile: State Rep. Ed Lindsey Tucker Native Making An Impact At Stanford. Hundreds Celebrate Xerona Clayton Way.
Friday, September 16, 2011
After being sworn into her position Thursday morning, Cheryl Atkinson met administrators and teachers at six DeKalb schools, including Redan and Eldredge L. Miller
DeKalb County Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson wasted no time in getting to know some of the district's schools. Shortly after being sworn in Thursday morning at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, Atkinson began visiting schools -- just as she said she would, before the DeKalb County Board of Education approved her in a 6-3 vote last month. Atkinson spent time at two Stone Mountain high schools Thursday: Redan High School and Eldredge L. Miller Elementary School. She met with principals and several teachers, shook hands and spoke with students, and got a first-hand look at some of the classes and activities the schools have to offer. "It was my first day and I think it was important to be in the schools," Atkinson said. "I plan to …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
About 200 people attended a "Meet and Greet" in which Cheryl Atkinson shared her vision for improving DeKalb County schools.
DeKalb County School System superintendent finalist Cheryl Atkinson said as head of the challenged organization that she plans to meet regularly meet with parents, teachers and principals, and won’t be afraid to make tough personnel choices within 90 days of sooner if necessary. “I can only be as effective as the people around me,” Atkinson said. “I have no problem with saying to someone, ‘you have to go.’ ” Atkinson addressed an audience of about 200 people in the auditorium of DeKalb schools’ complex on Mountain Industrial Boulevard during a “Meet and Greet” session Saturday morning. She also answered a few questions that had been submitted beforehand. Atkinson emphasized the need to work together with stakeholders on critical areas such…