DeKalb Schools was targeting a complete rollout of Chromebooks to students by September 30, 2019. At this time, many school are still working through the Chromebook Rollout process with around half completing their initial rollout in September 2019. DeKalb Schools is now targeting a complete rollout of Chromebooks by October 30, 2019 for all students have completed the user agreement and do not have an outstanding balance for lost or damaged equipment from previous years.
For those students who still do not have a Chromebook, IT will continue to work aggressively with the school administrators to assist through the distribution process and provide strategies for access to devices. For many schools, this is the first time local school staff has managed the distribution process. IT will be facilitating lessons learned sessions that will be used to establish best practices.
Every week I’ll be at a coffee shop in North DeKalb. Drop by anytime and we can sit down together and talk about what is going on in our schools. We have a lot to discuss.
• Oct 11th: 12pm – 2pm @ Moonbird Coffee (Peachtree Rd)
• Oct 18th: 12pm – 2pm @ Cafe Intermezzo (Ashford Dunwoody Rd)
Meeting 2: The second meeting introduces two to four options and allows the public to provide feedback on them.
• Doraville United Elementary – Wed Oct 16th @ 7pm – Chamblee Charter HS Auditorium
• Austin Elementary – Wed Oct 23 @ 7pm – Dunwoody HS Auditorium
Recently the DeKalb Schools held public meetings across the county to gauge interest in the GO Bond and Comprehensive Art School. I’ll post a more comprehensive review shortly, but here are my big takeaways:
GO Bond – 77% of the community members attending the public meetings selected Option D – No Go Bond
Comprehensive Art School – Community members not affected by the Art School Project see it as a luxury we can’t afford. Community members affected by the Art School Project feel they need renovations. Most community members expressed a lack of interest in a combined K-12 program on one site.
The Board of Education is meeting today. If you plan on coming out for the Public Comment meeting at 5:45, perhaps you could come a little early and join us for the Committee Of the Whole. The COW will start about 5pm and we’ll get an update from our Superintendent Search Firm as well as an update from the administration on the central office hiring freeze.
All meetings today will be broadcast live (except for our 1pm executive session).
I look forward to seeing you this afternoon.