Dual accreditation would allow each individual school to pursue its own accreditation from the Georgia Accrediting Commission.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The plan for DeKalb's schools came out late Tuesday.
DeKalb County Schools Interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond unveiled a 90-day plan of action on Tuesday. Shortly after the plan went out, Patch met with Thurmond, who said: "Did you see the plan? Every day things get a little better, but every day you find something else that's wrong. It took years to get that way, and will take a while to fix." Dear DeKalb County School District Stakeholders, My first two months on the job have provided a unique opportunity for me to engage a cross section of DeKalb County School District (herein DCSD) stakeholders in open, honest and frank discussions. I have listened and learned. Now is the time for leadership. Working in partnership with Chairman Melvin Johnson and the members of the DeKalb County …
Monday, December 17, 2012
SACS finds plenty for taxpayers and parents to be concerned about after investigation.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has placed the DeKalb County School District on probation — a move that could lead to ouster of the school board. SACS, which said it could eventually strip DeKalb County School District of its accreditation, made the move following a lengthy investigation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Among SACS' key findings: Some students don't have textbooks and most aren't using the Internet or have computers, the AJC reported. That's in spite of the fact that the district — which includes McNair High and Meadowview Elementary schools in Gresham Park — collects nearly $1 billion a year from DeKalb taxpayers. School board Chairman Eugene P. Walker told the newspaper that while he takes the …