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DCSD, NAACP Win Major Victory in CARES Act Lawsuit

Judge Ruled DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education Violated Language of the CARES Act STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in NAACP v. DeVos, striking down a rule that imposed unlawful conditions on federal emergency aid [...]

DCSD Issues an Apology for Food Quality

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb County School Nutrition Services strives to deliver high quality wholesome meals to our students on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, School Nutrition Services failed to deliver the quality we expect last week. The District apologizes to our students and families. “We would like to thank the [...]

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Here’s How You Can Help

The new school year for the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is off to a great start. While we have experienced some challenges, thanks to our fantastic staff, parents, students, and community partners who pushed Onward and Upward! Working in our new virtual reality is a different experience for all [...]

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DCSD Joins NAACP-Led CARES Act Lawsuit

DeKalb County School District Joins NAACP-Led CARES Act Lawsuit Suit Challenges Rule That Diverts COVID-19 Relief Funds from Public Schools to Private Schools STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) today announced it is joining a lawsuit filed by the NAACP challenging a rule issued by Secretary [...]

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Student Technology Access Survey

The COVID-19 Pandemic has created significant challenges across the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) and its communities. To prepare for fall distance/remote learning, we are reaching out to families to determine current technology needs. Please take a moment to complete this survey, it should take you a couple of minutes [...]

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DCSD Hosting Virtual Town Hall

Who: DeKalb County School District Community What: Virtual town hall on District athletics and the impact of COVID-19. Dialogue and discussion for the DeKalb community on plans to protect student athletes and staff as well as prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Participants include: Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris, Superintendent Dr. [...]

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DeKalb County Board of Education Approves 2020-21 Budget

Press Release STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Today, the DeKalb County Board of Education approved the budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The approved budget includes five calendar reduction days for district employees. However, the district will also offer a four-day paid Professional Development Institute for teachers, leaders and support personnel. [...]

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DeKalb County Schools Remembers U.S. Rep. John R. Lewis

Congressman John Lewis DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is deeply saddened by the passing of Civil Rights icon and Georgia U.S. Rep. John Lewis. His courage, integrity, and advancing human rights around the world was an inspiration to us all. DCSD joins the country in mourning [...]

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DCSD Re-Opening Plan: Delayed Start, Open with Distance/Remote Learning Model

News Release STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb County School District Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris presented the District’s re-opening plan during yesterday’s Board of Education meeting. The current plan recommends that the school board delay the start of the 2020-2021 school year to Aug. 17, 2020, and open schools with distance/remote [...]

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