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Reopening Schools for 2020-2021 School Year

Since taking the oath of office, Mrs. Watson-Harris’ top priority has been the plan to re-open schools. She and the DCSD COVID-19 Re-Opening Task Force (CRTF) have been working diligently to update the existing framework, and the proposed plan will be shared with the DeKalb County Board of Education [...]

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DCSD Makes Announcement Regarding Proposed Property Tax

Press Release STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – As Georgia law deems an increase in the property tax digest produced by the reassessments of the Board of Tax Assessors to be a tax increase if the tax millage rate is not rolled back to produce the same revenue as last year, the [...]

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Cheryl Watson-Harris Sworn in as Superintendent of DeKalb County Schools

Watson-Harris promises to work hard on behalf of students, families Cheryl Watson-Harris was sworn in yesterday as the superintendent of DeKalb County Schools at the Robert R. Freeman Administrative Complex. The Honorable Judge Gregory A. Adams of the DeKalb County Superior Court supervised the ceremony. Also present were [...]

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DeKalb Schools TV wins two Telly Awards

DeKalb Schools TV wins two coveted Telly Awards for its programming DeKalb Schools TV, a component of the Communications Department, was recently awarded two coveted Telly Awards, the world's largest honor for video and television content across all screens, for its programming Portia Kirkland and John “Q” Kegler received [...]

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Middle School student wins NASA essay contest

Peachtree Charter Middle School student wins NASA essay contest Peachtree Charter Middle School eighth grade student Anjali Shaju was a winner in NASA’s “Scientist for a Day” essay contest. Anjali‘s essay about Pluto’s Moon Charon was one of three winning essays from the United States in the seventh and [...]

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Rotary Club honors Wynbrooke Traditional Theme School principal

Rotary Club honors Wynbrooke Traditional Theme School principal with Educator of the Year award The Rotary Club of Stone Mountain (RCSM) named Wynbrooke Traditional Theme School principal Jermain E. Sumler-Faison, Ed.D., as its 2019-2020 Educator of the Year. RCSM announced in a press release that Sumler-Faison was honored as [...]

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Superintendent Statement on Race Relations

From: Mrs. Ramona Tyson, Superintendent Date: June 3, 2020 Subject: Superintendent Statement on Race Relations Superintendent Statement on Race Relations Dear DeKalb County School District Community, The safety and well-being of all DeKalb County School District students and employees remains a top priority. [...]

Stakeholder Survey on Reopening Schools for 2020-21 School Year

DCSD is seeking stakeholder input on their preferences and perspectives for learning models and hybrid options that the school district is considering for the reopening of schools. This feedback includes stakeholders’ level of comfort with social distancing and hygiene efforts, school bus transportation, serving meals, taking temperature, access to technology [...]

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