Community invited to meetings to discuss search for DeKalb County School District superintendent

DeKalb County School District is hosting events encouraging community involvement and input as the district launches a search for the next superintendent.

According to the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) website, community conversations will be held to “garner input from community stakeholders.”

“The DeKalb County School District has partnered with the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) to launch a national search for its next superintendent of schools. As a part of this process, GSBA will facilitate ‘community conversations,’” states the DCSD website.

The upcoming meetings will be held Dec. 8 at Indian Creek Elementary School in Clarkston and Dec. 13 at Miller Grove High School in Lithonia. Both meetings will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Vasanne Tinsley has served as interim superintendent of DeKalb County School District since April, managing the day-to-day operations of a school system with more than 94,000 students, 14,500 employees and a budget of $2.6 billion, according to the DCSD webpage.

Tinsley was named interim superintendent after DeKalb County Board of Education voted to immediately oust former Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris amid the Georgia Department of Education’s inspection of Druid Hills High School after video footage of “significant issues” shot by students went viral.

Watson-Harris served as superintendent from 2020 to 2022. R. Stephen Green was superintendent of DeKalb County School District from 2015 to 2019 with Ramona Tyson serving as interim superintendent from 2019 to 2020.

For more information and to register online for the community conversation events, visit https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/featured-news/superintendent-search-community-conversations/.

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