Roundtable Discussion: Superintendent Search
What Qualities Does Our Next Superintendent Need to Succeed in DCSD?
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Fernbank Elementary @ Avondale Middle School
3131 Old Rockbridge Rd, Avondale Estates, GA
9:00AM to 10:15AM (Refreshments at 8:45AM)
Join ELPC in a roundtable discussion about the search for our next Superintendent. What will the next Superintendent of DCSD need to succeed? Information gathered at this meeting will be given to the BOE Search Committee to help guide them in their work.
2015-16 School Calendar Survey
In accordance with board policy AEA, the 2015-2016 Calendar Committee is charged with developing calendar options and submitting a calendar recommendation to the Superintendent. Superintendent, Mr. Michael Thurmond, will make a recommendation to the DeKalb County Board of Education in November 2014.
The DeKalb County School District’s Calendar Committee is exploring two calendar options to align with other similarly sized districts in close geographic proximity. Both calendars include the following attributes:
- 180 days of instruction for students
- 190 teacher days including one evening workday comprised of parent-teacher conferences (2 per semester)
- 5 teacher workdays before the first day of school
- Holidays for all – Labor Day, Martin L. King, Jr. Day, and President’s Day
- Thanksgiving break – November 23-27, 2015
- Winter break – December 21, 2015 – January 1, 2016
- Post planning 1st semester/Pre-planning 2nd semester – January 4, 2016
- First day of 2nd semester – January 5, 2016
- Spring Break – April 4-8, 2016 (coincides with most metro area districts
- Last day of school for students falls during the week of May 23-27, 2016
- Post planning 2nd semester falls during the week of May 23-27, 2016
The major differences between the two calendar options are pre-planning days for teachers and the first day of school for students. One calendar option begins the school year with pre-planning for teachers on Monday, August 4, 2014, and the first day of school for students on Monday, August 11, 2014. *The other calendar option begins the school year with pre-planning for the teachers on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, and the first day of school for students on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
The major differences between the two calendar options are pre-planning days for teachers and the first day of school for students. One calendar option begins the school year with pre-planning for teachers on Monday, July 27, 2015, and the first day of school for students on Monday, August 3, 2015. *The other calendar option begins the school year with pre-planning for the teachers on Monday, August 3, 2015, and the first day of school for students on Monday, August 10, 2015.
*NOTE: The earlier start date provides the flexibility to include a fall break (five consecutive weekdays/one week). Although there are several possibilities for the fall break, the committee will consider the testing schedules.
Please complete the short survey. The survey links will expire at noon on Monday, October 20th. This is not a vote but rather an opportunity to receive input from all stakeholders. In order to ensure that your responses are recorded, select the DONE button at the end of the survey. Please complete the survey only once. Thank you in advance for providing valuable feedback.
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Saturday, October 25
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