DCSD tables vote on adopting draft of reorganization plan

School Board Meeting Feb. 13 004

The DeKalb County School District (DSCD) decided Dec. 10 to delay voting on an extensive proposed school reorganization plan until Jan. 7. Initially, the board was expected to adopt a draft of the plan at its Dec. 10 business meeting but school officials decided to delay the vote to allow staff to incorporate public suggestions […]

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DCSD being sued for violating Open Records Act

“Conflict and chaos”: DeKalb school district on probation


The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has been placed on probation for the next year by an accrediting agency. AdvancED President Mark Elgart said if DCSD doesn’t comply with its requests over the next year, the loss of the district’s accreditation is “imminent.” AdvancED is the parent company for the Southern Association of Colleges and […]

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Author packs DeKalb History Center for lecture on book about Rich’s

Residents concerned about principal changes at MLK


Martin Luther King Jr. High School PTSA President Evelyn Cunningham said the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has changed the school’s principal three times this semester without any input from faculty, staff or community members. Cunningham also said that the new principal the district plans to put in place has no experience running a high […]

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DeKalb starts new school construction projects

DCSD groundbreaking ceremonies

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) broke ground on construction projects at Miller Grove, Southwest DeKalb and Martin Luther King Jr. high schools recently. The construction at Miller Grove includes a classroom addition and renovations to several existing classrooms. The project will cost approximately $6 million and is slated to be complete in September. 2014. […]

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DeKalb Schools graduation rate less than 60 percent

Diploma Graduate

The Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) has released statewide graduation rates for the 2010-11 school year and Georgia has one of the lowest in the country—the DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) is even lower. According to the most recent data, only 67 percent of Georgia’s students graduate from high school in four years, making it […]

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Principal passionate about parental involvement


Marchell Boston, principal of Stone Mill Elementary School, has been connecting parents and teachers for more than a decade. Boston has been an educator for 16 years, beginning his career in 1996 at Ronald E. McNair Middle School as a teacher, then counselor. He graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School. From the time he was […]

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