October 2017

DCSD Partners with Local Radio to Reach International Community

Radio appearance marks new outreach to international community in DeKalb County. DeKalb County School District (DCSD) and Sagal Radio Services are partnering to share important information about DCSD schools and initiatives with members of the local international community. Beginning in October 2017, DCSD-based programs and news will be [...]

Student School Board Representative of the Month

Redan High senior represents DeKalb students at October's Board of Education meeting. Shania Hinds, a senior at Redan High School, represented the students of the DeKalb County School District at the Oct. 2, meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Education. Hinds has a cumulative GPA of [...]

Regional Principals of the Year

Congratulations to our 2017 Regional Principals of the Year! Region I       Jason Heard (Cross Keys High School) Region II     Cammie Neil (Briar Vista Elementary School) Region III    Michael Jones (Stephenson High School) Region IV     Linda Priester (E. L. Bouie Elementary School) Region V   [...]

September 2017

UPDATE: Hurricane Irma Make-Up Days

DeKalb County School District to continue 20-minute extended-day class schedule through November 30. DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will continue to add 20 minutes to its school day through Thursday, Nov. 30, in an effort to recapture much of the instructional time lost due to the storm [...]

Superintendent’s Statement on DACA Decision

Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green issues statement following DACA decision. On September 6, 2017, President Donald Trump’s administration announced a phased-in termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of [...]

June 2017

DeKalb Schools Awarded AdvancED Accreditation Renewal

Update: DeKalb County School District continues improvement, celebrates five-year accreditation renewal from AdvancED. STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – In 2015, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) was fighting to regain its accreditation through AdvancED, a global education review organization. Today, the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction. [...]

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 [...]

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 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. [...]

May 2017

Student School Board Representative of the Month

Elizabeth Andrews High senior is the student School Board representative for May. Student Board Member Arnold Palmer with Board Members Vicki Turner, Dr. Joyce Morley, & Board Chair Dr. Melvin Johnson. Arnold Palmer, a senior at Elizabeth Andrews High School represented all DeKalb County School [...]