Meetings and Announcements



"Chamblee Charter High School and Supercluster 1 Construction Update”

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Time:   9:15 am, refreshments at 8:45 am
Meeting Location: Chamblee Middle School
Topic: “Chamblee Charter High School and Supercluster 1 Construction Update”
Speaker: Carlton Parker, DCSS Interim CIP Operations Officer



:On Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 6:00pm, the DeKalb Board of Education
will hold a
Public Budget Input Hearing in the J. David Williamson Board
Room at the DeKalb County School System's Administrative & Instructional
Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain.

The purpose of the Hearing is to receive input from the public regarding
the taxpayers’ priorities in preparation for the development of the
2012-2013 school system budget. 
The agenda can be accessed online by going to:,
click on Leadership, go to eBoard Home Page and click on the date for the
meeting agenda.

Meeting information can be accessed online by going to:, click on Leadership, go to eBoard Home Page and click on the date for the meeting agenda\information.


School Choice Rally 2012 - Wednesday, January 25

Celebrate Georgia's school choice options and rally in support of a quality education for ALL Georgia students!

After the rally, you'll have an opportunity to thank your legislator for school choice and to tell them how it impacts your life. And if you do not currently have quality options to educate your child, you can ask your lawmaker to provide better educational options.

More than 1,100 students, parents, teachers, and advocates attended last year's rally. Come and be part of this amazing event.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 10am to 12 noon

Georgia State Capitol on Washington Street

Register for the rally by clicking here, and get more information at

To email the entire board and Dr. Atkinson, click the link below:

Here are the board members individual email addresses:

Mr. Thomas Bowen, Chair -
Mr. Paul Womack, Vice Chair -
Ms. Sarah Copelin-Wood, Board Member -
Mr. Jay Cunningham, Board Member -
Ms. Donna Edler, Board Member -
Ms. Nancy Jester, Board Member -
Mr. Don McChesney, Board Member -
Dr. Pam Speaks, Board Member -
Dr. Eugene Walker, Board Member -

Dr. Cheryl Atkinson, Superintendent -


Board Meeting information can be accessed online by going to:, under the Leadership Tab, click on Board of Education, eBoard Home Page, then click on the date for the meeting agenda\information.

How To Sign Up as a Speaker at the Board Meetings
DCSS Board Policy: Public Participation in Board Meetings
Descriptor Code:KCA

The DeKalb County Board of Education encourages citizens to be involved in public education. To facilitate this involvement, the Board will listen to citizen comments immediately following the call to order and prior to the adoption of the agenda for its regularly scheduled work sessions.

The following guidelines will be observed for receiving and hearing comments from citizens during the public comment portion of the work sessions:

• The Board encourages individuals to contact the Superintendent, his administrative staff and/or local school administrators in an effort to secure a satisfactory solution to any concerns prior to referral to the Board of Education.
• All persons wishing to address the Board during the citizen comment portion of the work sessions will be given a copy of this policy.
• To be eligible those wishing to speak must submit in writing to the board office via letter, fax, or e-mail a request ( to speak which must be received no later than 12:00 noon on the day of the Board Work Session. Such requests shall include information regarding the topic to be addressed and previous steps taken to resolve the concern prior to making the request to speak. In addition, speakers may complete their own Request to Comment card in person between 4:45 and 5:45 p.m. on the day of the work session. Cards must be completely filled out. Speakers will be heard in the order they submit their requests. Each speaker addressing the Board shall have a maximum of three (3) minutes to speak.
• The public comment portion of the meeting will be a maximum of one (1) hour or 20 speakers.
• It shall be out of order for any citizen to verbally and/or physically attack an employee of the school system in a public meeting.
• The Board will not allow abusive language, threats, comments, jeers, applause or shouts from the floor. Disruptive persons will be asked to leave the meeting room.