Author Archives: Trenton Arnold, Regional Superintendent

School Flexibility Option Update

Message from Trenton Arnold and Superintendent Green:
Region I Community Engagement Sessions:

Where: Dunwoody High School
When: Wednesday, September 23 @ 6:00 PM

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. 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.
The focus of these sessions is to get stakeholder input on the Local School Governance Teams that will be required at each school and how those teams will have the opportunity to assist in the governance of the school and request flexibility from state law and Department of Education rules and regulations.
Modifications to the petition to meet new Georgia Department of Education requirements continue.
As a standing reminder, the GA DOE has an established deadline of November 1, 2015, for submission of charter petition applications that wish to begin operating as a charter district at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. The petition’s current draft can be reviewed at the link below:
You are also encouraged to review information from the Georgia Department of Education concerning charter systems. This information can be found at the following web address:
We thank you in advance for your participation and look forward to seeing you soon!
Trenton Arnold

The following dates have been set for the Community Engagement Sessions:

Region Where When
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 Tuesday, October 1 @ 6:00 PM