Thursday, February 7, 2013
The board is set to meet on Friday at 4 pm.
Updated: Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:17 p.m. A statement has just been released by the DeKalb County School District: The DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson have mutually agreed to end their relationship effective Friday, February 8, 2013. The Board and Dr. Atkinson each determined and believe that it is in the best interest of all concerned that there be a mutual separation and they wish each other well in all their future endeavors. Original article: Cheryl Atkinson's tenure as superintendent of the DeKalb County school system is apparently coming to an end. Channel 2 Action News is reporting that DeKalb's board of education will vote on a separation agreement with Atkinson on Friday. The board is set to meet…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
As speculation mounts about Cheryl Atkinson's future, Don McChesney offers his observations on the school board's last search for a superintendent.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Board members will meet at 1 p.m. today.
The DeKalb County Board of Education is holding an afternoon meeting today, Monday, Feb. 4 at the organization's headquarters in Stone Mountain. The agenda does not provide a lot of specifics, but a likely topic is the future of Dr. Cheryl Atkinson, the school superintendent appointed by the board in Sept. 2011. There has been speculation in recent days that she may resign, but this has yet to be confirmed. Current board members are Sarah Copelin-Wood, Jay Cunningham, Donna Edler, Nancy Jester, Melvin Johnson, Jim McMahan, Marshall Orson, Pamela Speaks, and Chairman Eugene Walker. Related Items: Follow North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch's Complete Coverage of DeKalb Schools
Saturday, February 2, 2013
DeKalb school board says there's nothing to confirm or deny.
Twitter is ablaze with rumors that DeKalb County schools Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson will resign. The school board is currently under probation by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools. Check out what the world of social media is saying about Atkinson's future with DeKalb schools. Related Items: Dunwoody-Chamblee Parents Council Urges Input at DeKalb Hearing Brookhaven-Chamblee-Dunwoody School System? Petition to Oust DeKalb School Board Gains Momentum DeKalb Schools Probaation: 'Upsetting but Not Surprising'
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The closest meeting will be held at Tucker High School on Monday.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The closest meeting with Cheryl Atkinson will be held at Tucker High School on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
DeKalb County School System Superintendent Cherly Atkinson is hosting a series of roundtable meetings for parents in each region of the school district. The meeting closest to the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area will be at Tucker High School on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Here's the information courtesy of the Lakeside High School PTSA: Dr. Cheryl Atkinson, DCSD Superintendent, will host a series of roundtable meetings - one in each region - to help facilitate dialogue between families and the DeKalb County School District. These are open forums for all DeKalb County parents. Parents are encouraged to attend one of the sessions. Questions may be submitted in advance. To email questions, click here. The meetings will take place from 7 p.m. …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
DeKalb County School System Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson will give the address before the Emory Lavista Parent Council.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The legendary race car driver joined Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson on Thursday to support Office Depot's donation of 1,200 bags of school supplies to students.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Reigning NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was joined by DeKalb County School District Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson and 47 students from Henderson Mill Elementary School on Wednesday as Office Depot donated 1,200 bags of school supplies to support students. "We are so incredibly appreciative of Office Depot’s generosity to our students," Atkinson said in a statement. "With more than 71 percent of our students receiving assistance for meals, school supplies are often luxuries that many families simply cannot afford. Before every race, like the one coming up this weekend, I'm certain that Mr. Stewart's pit crew stocks up on all the supplies they need to give Mr. Stewart a competitive edge so he comes out victorious. In the same manner, this …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The rally begins at 10am Monday at the center.
Supporters of Fernbank Science Center plan to rally outside the Druid Hills center on Monday, June 18, to show support for the center. The science center is in jeopardy of losing a bulk of its funding due to budget cuts in DeKalb County schools. The district faces a roughly $88 million budget gap and proposed cost-saving measures include increasing class sizes and cutting jobs in the central office. Initial proposals included closing Fernbank, but the science center was taken off the chopping block after supporters voiced displeasure with the idea. But Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson put Fernbank back on the table Monday. Atkinson suggested $3.2 million in cuts to programs and resources at the center. Fernbank has a $4.7 million operating …
Monday, June 11, 2012
A Lakeside High School student is among the center's advocates who have argued with the DeKalb County School System to keep it open.
It appears the Fernbank Science Center – recently spared from the DeKalb County Board of Education's budgetary axe – is back on the chopping block. Hours before the board's final budget vote Monday, Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said she would recommend $3.2 million in cuts to the facility, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. From the story: Nonetheless, at an informal meeting of several board members to discuss the budget Monday morning, Atkinson said she'd asked Fernbank's director to recommend deep cuts. She didn't detail the proposal, but school district spokesman Walter Woods told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that many of the programs and the 56 staffers would be reduced or eliminated. He said, though, that Fernbank …