Across the 5 DeKalb Schools Regions, as of June 6, there are 391 teacher vacancies. The school district will employ 3 recruitment strategies over the Summer to fill these vacancies. Job Fair – The school district will host a certified teacher fair to recruit effective teachers during the month of July to assist with remaining vacancies throughout the school district. Substitutes as Teachers – Current substitute teachers interested in becoming teachers will be provided the tools and information necessary to become a certified teacher. Qualified Applicants List – In the past principals and hiring managers were given the list of qualified applicants who applied for that job. Moving forward, Principals will be provided with a list of all qualified applicants that have completed a DeKalb County School District teacher application whether they applied for that particular job in PATS or not.
Principal Vacancy Report
Reason for Vacancy
New Briarcliff/Druid Hills ES
Recruitment in Progress
Recruitment in Progress
Robert Williams Sub Supply
Martin Luther King, Jr HS
Andrew Tatum/Vivian Terry Sub Sup-ply
Recruitment in Progress
Current starting salary for a teacher with a bachelor’s degree in Georgia’s seven largest school districts:
1. Atlanta $44,312
2. DeKalb $42,500
3. Fulton $41,916
4. Cobb $41,330
5. Gwinnett $41,028
6. Clayton $40,962
7. Forsyth $40,790
Source: Gwinnett County Public Schools Teacher vacancies across metro Atlanta as of June 2016:
The DeKalb County School District is holding a summer job fair for certified teachers on June 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at district headquarters, 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd. in Stone Mountain. Interested teachers should bring multiple copies of their resume, transcript and content assessment scores.
Local school boards are responsible for a PROMOTION, PLACEMENT, AND RETENTION policy in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 20-2-282 through 20-2-285. On Monday the DeKalb Board of Education will be discussing and voting on a new DeKalb Promotion and Retention Policy.
Let me know your thoughts on this proposed policy: REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES 1-8
(a) Each school principal shall distribute student data from the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessments to teachers prior to the beginning of each school year. Each teacher shall use data to focus instruction on identified student academic performance in grades 1-8.
(b) Each school principal or designee shall establish a student support team for each student in grades 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7 who does not achieve grade level on reading and/or mathematics sections of the criterion-referenced assessments. The student support team shall:
1. Determine whether each student shall be retained or promoted based on a review of the overall academic achievement of the student as well as the student’s Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade performance where applicable;
2. Develop an accelerated, differentiated, or additional instruction plan for each student who does not achieve grade level on the reading and/or mathematics sections as reported by the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessments; and
3. Develop a plan of continuous assessment during the subsequent school year in order to monitor the progress of the student.
(c) Students shall be tested in accordance with requirements specified in State Board Rule 160-3-1-.07 Testing Programs – Student Assessment.
(d) The school principal or designee shall annually notify parents or guardians that placement or promotion of a student into a grade, class, or program will be based on the academic achievement of the student on criterion-referenced assessments and other criteria established in this policy. PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES 9 – 12
Students who enter the ninth grade in 2005-06 and beyond are required to complete three hundred sixty hours (24 units) in order to meet the requirements for graduation. The requirements for promotion are as follows:
a.) to the tenth grade, 90 hours (6 units), three (3) of which must be core courses and three (3) elective courses*;
b.) to the eleventh grade, 180 hours (12 units), six (6) of which must be core courses and six (6) elective courses*;
c.) to the twelfth grade, 270 hours (18 units), nine (9) core courses and nine (9) elective courses*.
*Core Courses: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World
Languages GRADES 3, 5, AND 8
Promotion for students in grades 3, 5, AND 8 come down from the state legislature and are reiterated in state board rules.
1. No third grade student shall be promoted to the fourth grade if the student does not receive a grade level reading determination of “On/Above Grade Level” on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessments and meet promotion standards and criteria established in this policy for the school that the student attends.
2. No fifth grade student shall be promoted to the sixth grade if the student does not receive a grade level reading determination of “On/Above Grade Level” on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment and attain an achievement level of “Developing Learner”, “Proficient Learner”, or “Distinguished Learner” on the mathematics section of the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment and meet promotion standards and criteria established in this policy for the school that the student attends.
3. No eighth grade student shall be promoted to the ninth grade if the student does not receive a grade level reading determination of “On/Above Grade Level” on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment and attain an achievement level of “Developing Learner”, “Proficient Learner”, or “Distinguished Learner” on the mathematics section of the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment and meet promotion standards and criteria established in this policy for the school that the student attends.
When a student does not perform at grade level in grades 3, 5, or 8 on
the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessments read the DeKalb Policy or State Board Rules to see the next steps.
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them.” — Frederick Douglass
“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.”