2016 Meetings and Announcements - September 15, 2016

Announcing several upcoming meetings and announcements for September & October 2016!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00pm – 8:30pm*
State of the District Address by DeKalb County School System Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green
Location: Tucker High School Auditorium, 5036 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

Presented by Emory Lavista Parent Council (ELPC) and Parent Councils United (PCU)
*Please note our evening meeting time!*

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 8:45am

ELPC Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for remaining ELPC Meetings:

March 24, 2016 Thursday 6:45PM - ELPC March Meeting - Board Elections
6:45pm (promptly) - 7pm (prior to On the Scene with Dr. Green)
Fernbank Elementary - 157 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA
April 26, 2016, Tuesday, 7:00PM - "State of the District" address by Dr. Stephen Green – location TBD

ELPC Board Openings (2)

ELPC wants you!
Are you passionate about educational issues in your community? Then ELPC wants you! ELPC will have two openings on our board for the upcoming year. We are seeking one person from the Lakeside cluster and one person from the Druid Hills cluster. These are 2 year commitments (2016-2018). If you are interested in working with a great group of people committed to our local schools, or have someone to nominate, please contact the Nominating Committee Members below as soon as possible:
Barbara Arne (Lakeside):

Community Input on S.P.A.C.E.S/E‐SPLOST


DeKalb County School District is requesting community input regarding the SPACES initiative by Friday, December 4. This survey provides the DeKalb community an opportunity to provide input regarding the needs of the school district. These are the same questions that were presented at the community meetings held in late October in each of the five regions. All the data from this survey will be combined with other community input to help shape future E-SPLOST planning.

The DeKalb County School District is holding five (5) regional public input meetings, to discuss and gather information related to its Master Planning of the E‐SPLOST V program. The Building S.P.A.C.E.S. Initiative is an effort to determine how, where, and why future revenues from the ESPLOST V program should be dedicated to the improvement and modernization of our buildings and infrastructure. For more information on the Building S.P.A.C.E.S. Initiative, please visit the DCSD website.

Meetings will be held:

Region 1: Tuesday October 20, 2015 7-9 pm at Chamblee Charter High

Region 5: Thursday October 22, 2015 7:00pm at Columbia High School

Region 4: Monday October 26, 2015 7-9 pm at Miller Grove High School

Region 3: Tuesday October 27, 2015 7-9 pm at Stone Mountain High School

Region 2: Thursday October 29, 2015 7-9 pm at Tucker High School


Parents and Community Members: Over the past eighteen months, the DeKalb County School District has continued to move forward with its intention to obtain charter system status from the Georgia Department of Education. Becoming a charter system will allow the District and its individual schools the opportunity for innovation through flexibility and autonomy from state laws and Georgia Department of Education rules and regulations. It will also promote local school governance through collaboration among parents, teachers, community members, and school Principals.

As a part of this process, community input has been sought over these past eighteen months, and it is being requested again for the current draft of the District’s application. The current draft of the District's Charter System Application is attached at the bottom of this message or can be found on the DCSD home page.

Five community engagement sessions have been scheduled, and anyone seeking the opportunity to provide input is invited to attend, including parents, teachers, and other community members. You are also encouraged to review information from the Georgia Department of Education concerning charter systems.

The Community Engagement Sessions will occur at the following locations:

  • Region V Towers High School Tuesday, September 22 @ 6:00 PM
  • Region I Dunwoody High School Wednesday, September 23 @ 6:00 PM
  • Region IV Lithonia High School Tuesday, September 29 @ 6:00 PM
  • Region III Stephenson High School Wednesday, September 30 @ 6:00 PM
  • Region II Lakeside High School Thursday, October 1 @ 6:00 PM

On the Scene with Dr. Green

2015-2016 Schedule of Public Conversations with Superintendent Dr. Stephen R. Green:

September 29, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Stone Mountain High School
November 19, 2015 -7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Chamblee High School
January 21, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Columbia Middle School
March 29, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - New Fernbank Elementary School
April 12, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Lithonia High School

For more information, please send an email to:

PCU Asks for Superintendent Candidates Selection Committee

The selection of a superintendent to replace Michael Thurmond will be one of most important decisions the DeKalb School Board of Education will make. All citizens in DeKalb County want the very best superintendent candidate to continue to build upon the foundation laid by our recent leadership.

The rationale behind a Candidates Selection Committee of recognized community leaders is three-fold.

Letter to Superintendent Michael Thurmond

Letter to Superintendent Michael Thurmond
From the Board of the Emory LaVista Parent Council

September 2, 2014

Superintendent Michael Thurmond
DeKalb County School District
1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Dear Mr. Thurmond:

Press Release: Parent Councils in DeKalb County Unite

May 1, 2013

Contact: Allyson Gevertz

Leaders of all DeKalb Parent Councils Meet

This week, the executive boards of all DeKalb County parent councils met for a parent summit. Leaders of Dunwoody Chamblee Parent Council, Emory LaVista Parent Council, South DeKalb Parent Council, Tucker Parent Council, and Cross Keys Cluster attended the meeting, which was held at the Mary Gay House in downtown Decatur.

2013-2014 Board Nominations

The Nominating Committee would like to propose the following slate for the 2013-2014 ELPC Officers:

Co-President -- Nancy Moore
Co-President -- Allyson Gervertz
Vice President -- Ellen Schwartz
Recording Secretary -- Randi David
Corresponding Secretary -- Julia Byrne
Community Relations Officer -- Lisa Brown

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