Neighborhood News- Redistricting (updated 2-8)

As many of you may have heard, there is a new redistricting proposal by the school board that, among many sweeping changes, proposes to close Medlock Elementary School. This is a major question of concern for our neighborhood. Neighborhood members, Medlock PTA and MANA (Medlock Neighborhood Association) have met to discuss the impacts of this proposal. As a good neighbor we need to be aware of the proposals and voice our own concerns and opinions at meetings and via letters and calls. You may visit this link for ways to respond.  Included is a suggested form letter from the PTA at Medlock, phone numbers of school board members, and suggested actions for those interested in making their voice heard. We will also do what we can to provide meeting space and support for our neighborhood as it makes important decisions regarding how to respond to this proposed decision. You are welcome to contact Marcia Oates, Bob Peterman, or Matt Rich for more information and ideas for how you can help the conversation.

Remaining public information meetings will be held at 6:30pm at the following dates and locations:

Wednesday, January 19           Druid Hills MS (formerly Shamrock MS)
Thursday, January 20            Chamblee HS
Tuesday January 25              McNair HS
Wednesday, January 26           Bethune MS
Thursday, January 27            Stone Mountain MS

On Thursday, February 3, 2011, 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
2011-2012 school system budget. The agenda for the hearing is attached.
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.

February 7, 2011

board meeting—Superintendent presents redistricting and school consolidation recommendations

March 1 & 3, 2011
formal public hearings, Administrative and Instructional Complex auditorium at 6:30 PM

March 7, 2011
board meeting—approval of redistricting and school consolidation recommendations

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