Category: Education


DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has finalized its plan for offering both testing and vaccinations for employees and testing for families.   Vaccinations will be available at the Administrative & Instructional Complex for employees only. The District has partnered with DeKalb County Board of Health, Walgreens and Briarcliff Pharmacy to administer the vaccines. Other locations are […]


To our Parents, Personnel, and Community Stakeholders:   As we continue to prioritize the safety and well-being of our students and staff members during this public health crisis, we have had to make numerous decisions during this past year. Some of our decisions were not particularly popular, while others were viewed more favorably. As Superintendent, […]


LITHONIA, GA—Zae Brewer, a Lithonia High School senior, is one of two students selected as Georgia’s delegates to the 2021 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), the Georgia Department of Education has announced. Each year, the USSYP brings the most outstanding high school students—two from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of […]


The DeKalb County School District is returning students to face-to-face instruction on Tuesday, March 9.  To assist families, Rob and Vickie Tuner, founders  of The DeKalb Cultural Exchange, are sponsoring a Back-to-School Book Bag Giveaway on Wednesday, March 10, 5 to 6:30 pm. The event will take place on the campus of The Greater Travelers Rest […]


CONYERS, GA– Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) will offer a virtual option for K-12 students in addition to the five-days-a-week in-person default option for the 2021-2022 school year.   The elementary virtual option will have teachers solely designated for virtual classes. The middle and high school virtual option will be through our existing Rockdale Virtual […]


ROCKDALE, GA—Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) high schools – Heritage and Rockdale County – were named 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods, a distinction RCPS high schools have achieved for more than 11 consecutive years.   Superintendent Terry Oatts  praised RCPS for its  accomplishment.   “Our unwavering commitment to […]


ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has released the application for new and returning providers of Georgia’s Pre-K Program for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications to provide Georgia’s Pre-K Program for the next school year must be received by DECAL by Friday, March 19, 5 p.m. EDT.   Georgia’s Pre-K […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 25, 2021

CONYERS, GA– Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) will host an online teacher job fair on Saturday, March 6,  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Candidates are invited to pre-register at   “We seek outstanding candidates for teaching positions in the 2021-2022 school year. All 22 RCPS schools will be represented and interviews will be […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 23, 2021

  Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris   At tonight’s “State of the District” address, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will announce its plans for students to begin returning to classrooms under Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. In Phase Two and Phase Three, cohorts of students will participate in hybrid, in-person learning based on their choice to attend […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 22, 2021

The DeKalb County Board of Education will hold the following meetings on Monday, February 8, 2021 in the J. David Williamson Board Room, Robert R. Freeman Administrative Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083. 11:30am       Virtual Community Input Meeting 1:00pm         BOARD MEETING Executive Session for the purpose of discussing permitted matters. Combined Work […]

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