Friday, August 9, 2013

From the Druid Hills Charter Cluster - details for Tuesday's vote [Aug 13]

The Countdown to the Vote is On!

Please remember that the vote on the proposed Druid Hills Charter Cluster is this coming Tuesday, August 13any time from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Druid Hills High School gym.  The proposed DHCC would be governed and managed by a DHCC Board of Directors and a Cluster Administrative Officer (a Druid Hills cluster-superintendent), and bring far greater operational, instructional, and financial autonomy to our seven cluster schools.  That autonomy will allow the DHCC Board to drive much more of our per-pupil tax dollars to where it belongs:  in our classrooms and with our teachers.  You can review the full Petition, the bios of the proposed DHCC Board of Directors, the proposed five-year budget, and much more on the Project Documents page of
You can vote if you have a child who will be in Kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2014-2015 school year and your child either resides in the DHHS zone (which covers the elementary school boundaries of  Avondale, Briar Vista, Fernbank, Laurel Ridge, and McLendon) or is enrolled in one of the Druid Hills cluster schools.  Please bring your photo ID, proof of your child's age (copy of birth certificate, passport, or a DeKalb County report card showing name, school year, and child's grade), and if your child is not currently enrolled in one of the schools, please also bring proof of residence (this month's or the previous month's utility bill, mortgage statement, or lease agreement).  Also, if you are a teacher (certificated personnel) or paraprofessional assigned full-time to any of the seven schools, you can vote. Teachers need only bring a photo ID (driver's license or DCSD-issued ID). 
Additional parking will be available from 4-8pm only in the Emory Presbyterian lot, directly behind the church and just east of the high school.  The entrance to that parking lot is off of Westminster Way.
Any questions?  Please email or message on Facebook