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June 2017

Summer Make Overs for Two DeKalb Elementary Schools

While the students of Canby Lane and Fairington Elementary are savoring the joys of summer, their schools are being “crashed!” Both schools are recipients of Georgia United Credit Union’s Fourth Annual School Crashers program. Chosen from 330 nominees, Canby Lane and Fairington are two of seven Georgia schools to [...]

Proposed Property Tax Increase

News Release- June 1, 2017 DeKalb County School District announces proposed property tax increase. STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – The DeKalb County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 5.06 percentage points over the rollback millage rate. Each [...]

DeKalb County Board of Education Approves FY18 Budget

DeKalb County Board of Education approves $1.74 billion budget for 2017-2018 fiscal year. The DeKalb County Board of Education approved a $1.74 billion budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year that places vital resources at the regional school level, allocates funds for important district initiatives, provides [...]

Registration for New International & Non-English Speaking Students

Registration Now Open for New International & Non-English Speaking Students for the 2017-2018 School Year. The DeKalb County School District's International Welcome Center is now open for 2017-2018 school year registration. Registration will take place at the DeKalb International Welcome Center located at 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd., Stone Mountain, [...]

DeKalb County Board of Education Approves Tentative Budget

The DeKalb County Board of Education approved a tentative $1.74 billion budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year that maintains efforts to focus resources at the regional level, adds more school nurses, allocates funds for prior pay raises and textbooks, and addresses state-mandated rising costs in employee benefits. [...]

DeKalb Schools to Offer Free Summer Meals to Students

TRANSLATIONS The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will once again offer free meals during the summer to area students. As part of the district’s Seamless Summer Feeding Program, children age 18 and younger will be able to obtain breakfast and lunch meals from June 1 to July 31. [...]

Destiny Achievers Academy’s Massive School Make-over

T-Mobile Huddle Up Revitalizes Destiny Achievers Academy of Excellence. Media Giant Begins Massive School Make-over. When you walk through the halls of Destiny Achievers Academy of Excellence (DAAOE) in Ellenwood, you quickly realize it’s not your typical school, but today the halls are filled with the pitter-patter of [...]

May 2017

John Lewis Elementary’s Outdoor Library Dedication

John Lewis dedicates free outdoor library at namesake school. Congressman John Lewis visited his namesake school, John Lewis Elementary School, on May 15, 2017, to cut the ribbon on a new, free outdoor library where students can exchange books throughout the year. Lewis was surrounded by nearly every [...]

Tapestry Public Charter School Earns Praise in Accreditation Recommendation

Tapestry Public Charter School earns high praise in recommendation to approve its accreditation. Tapestry Public Charter School has received a strong recommendation for accreditation following a nearly year-long rigorous review process from AdvancED, a worldwide education review organization. The endorsement, similar to one received by the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) in [...]

April 2017

Southwest DeKalb High Students Earn Scholarships to Georgia State University

Fourteen students at Southwest DeKalb High School have earned $8,000 scholarships to attend two-year programs at Georgia State University’s Decatur campus. The scholarships are funded through State Farm, which made a $14.5 million gift that will fund 50 scholarships for DeKalb high school students each year. Click here to read [...]