Category Archives: Doraville

Jester Community Town Hall

I’m inviting all students, parents, teachers, and the community at large to my upcoming Community Town Hall meetings.

When: May 14th @ 7pm
Where: St. Luke’s – 1978 Mt Vernon Rd, Dunwoody
Room: Chapel – From the Manhasset entrance, turn right in the lobby

Date/time: TBD
Where: Chamblee Library

As we approach the end of the 2018-2019 school year, we have a lot to talk about. No speeches here … let’s discuss what’s going on. What’s going on? Off the top of my head, E-SPLOST projects are running out of money, the school district is squeezing more and more children into our schools and the school district will be asking for a loan of up to $250 million soon. Furthermore, the Dunwoody, Chamblee, Brookhaven and Doraville areas will see some redistricting over the next few years as new schools come online.

Come one, come all. I will also invite various representatives from our other local governments to join us.

See you soon.

Naming – New Elementary School in Doraville

What will be the name, colors and mascot of the new elementary school going up in Doraville? The naming committee has been formed and you’re invited to join us.

Dresden Elementary and Cary Reynolds Elementary are roughly 30% over capacity and have over 40 portable classrooms between them.

The 2017-2022 E-SPLOST Project List includes two new elementary schools along the Buford Hwy.
Elementary School Capacity Additions
1. Build new John Lewis ES (900 FTE plus land purchase): $30.0M
2. Build new ES for Cross Keys North (900 FTE plus land purchase): $30.0M

To relieve overcrowding at Cary Reynolds Elementary and Dresden Elementary, DeKalb Schools will be building a new elementary school at 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville. In accordance with board regulation FDC-R, I have formed a naming committee for the selection of a school name, mascot and school colors.

The first meeting will be held at the Doraville Civic Center @ 7pm on May 8. The meeting will be open to the public with a period for public comment.

1. Naming committee introductions
2. Rules and Policies
3. Construction Update
4. Public Comment
5. Presentation: The culture and history of the City of Doraville