Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The DeKalb County School System is facing an $85-million deficit that's forced the school board to make some tough decisions.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The DeKalb School board is set to vote on a budget Wednesday, and that budget is going to cut deeply into district programs. The district is considering an array of cuts, like eliminating transportation to magnet programs, cutting a district supplement to pre-kindergarten programs, gutting funding for the popular Fernbank Science Center and eliminating extra teachers in magnet programs. Here are the big issues: Below is an explanation of some of the high-profile cuts the district is proposing. They aren't the biggest cuts, but they've received quite a bit of attention from county residents. Be sure and vote in our poll about how you would go about balancing the budget. And leave us some comments. Pre-kindergarten The district could save $2…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Proposed Memorial Drive Walmart goes before the Board of Commissioners, this week's weather, and more.
Five Things to Know this Week, Jan. 23-28: 1. This week's weather - keep an umbrella handy. 2. Walmart goes before the Board of Commissioners Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. at Maloof Auditorium about its proposed supercenter on Memorial Drive near N. Hairston Road. 3. Reading with Rover, for ages 5-8 at Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg library, Jan. 28, 12-1 p.m. 4. Oscar-Winning Movie voted on by teens, at Hairston-Crossing library. For ages 13-17, Jan. 28, 2-4:30 p.m. 5. Public budget input meeting, Board of Education, DeKalb County Schools Complex, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. Editor's Note: This article has been updated to include the correct Patch link to the DeKalb County Schools Complex.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Possible T-storm Wednesday, winter storm anniversary, art stroll and more.
Happy Monday! Here are five things to know this week: Forecasters are calling for a chance of light showers Monday and Tuesday, and a chance of a thunderstorm Wednesday, Jan. 11. Winter storm anniversary: A year ago this week, a major winter storm brought metro Atlanta to a standstill. Join Patch for a look back. Thanks to Patch associate regional editor Scott Bernarde for putting together a great video trip down memory lane! The DeKalb County Board of Education meets for its work session and business meeting, Monday, Jan. 9, 6 p.m. Are you ready for some basketball? Here are Redan, Stephenson and Stone Mountain high school varsity basketball games scheduled this week. Stone Mountain Village Art Stroll is Saturday, Jan.14. Photo credits in…
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.
Monday, June 6, 2011
DeKalb County voters will be able to vote on the proposal in November.
8:45: Discussion about the SPLOST IV proposal begins. Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson is asking the board to approve the $475 million list. 8:47: Discussion of Henderson Mill and Hawthorne elementary being combined. That's not possible, Tyson said. She reviewed a series of changes to the initial proposal from several weeks ago. All documents can be found on the school system's website here. 8:49: Referndum would be in November 2011. A 1 cent sales tax, a school district official said. Resolution with City of Decatur Schools and Atlanta Public Schools. Will continue SPLOST for additional five years. 8:51: Board member Nancy Jester asks for ammendment. Wants language changed referencing a future Dunwoody elementary school. Board …
Friday, January 7, 2011
The newly announced plan for redrawing county school attendance lines have parents and residents in an uproar.
Stressing that a plan to redistrict county schools isn’t a done deal, more than 150 middle DeKalb parents and residents turned out Thursday night to develop a plan that, as one leader said, “stops the bleeding.” “Our hope is to work as a community and create a plan that minimizes the disruption in our neighborhoods, but still meets the county’s goals,” said Katie Bell, one of the organizers of the meeting held at the Leafmore Creek Park Club in Decatur. Schools represented in the standing-room-only crowd included Briarlake, Fernbank, Henderson Mill, Oak Grove and Sagamore Hills elementary schools, along with Lakeside High School. This past Monday, the DeKalb County Board of Education announced a plan to close 12 elementary schools; …