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District to hold hearings on charter system

Jennifer Ffrench-Parker | 8/15/2014, 6 a.m.

The DeKalb School District, which is seeking to become the largest charter system in the state, is holding a series of public hearings for stakeholders beginning Aug. 26.

The district must submit a petition to the Georgia Department of Education seeking charter system status, and public input in this petition is being sought.

Five community engagement sessions have been scheduled. Residents including parents and teachers can make comments.

Stakeholders can review information from the Georgia Department of Education about charter systems and some of the petitions from other school systems around the state that are already operating as a charter district.

For more information, visit www

.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy

/Charter-Schools/Pages/default.aspx.

Hearings will be held at 6 p.m. at the following schools:

  • Aug. 26 – Lithonia High, 2440 Phillips Road in Lithonia.
  • Aug. 27 – Lakeside High, 3801 Briarcliff Road in Atlanta.
  • Aug. 28 – Dunwoody High, 5035 Vermack Road in Dunwoody.
  • Sept. 2 – Towers High, 3919 Brookcrest Circle in Decatur.

Sept. 3 – Stephenson High, 701 Stephenson Road in Stone Mountain

For more information, visit www.dekalb.k12.ga.us.