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9/22/2015 – Education and Soccer

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Officer Kevin Toatley – Hero
Join Commissioner Nancy Jester in prayer and thanksgiving for the life of DeKalb Police – Tucker Precinct  – Officer Kevin Toatley. Rest in peace hero!
Yom Kippur
Why was information withheld from the
DeKalb Board of Education?
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Last week, in advance of the school board voting on a new charter school policy, the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) sent DeKalb a letter outlining necessary revisions. This 8-page letter was withheld from board members (they did ask to see this), who were then asked to vote on the policy.  To my knowledge, board members have still not received this letter. I wrote to the Georgia DOE and requested a copy of the letter and they quickly responded..
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Commissioner Nancy Jester:
The state should allow new school districts.
Smaller districts get it right.
Via The Atlanta Journal Get Schooled by Maureen Downey
In this column, DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester explains why she supports efforts to amend the state constitution to allow
new school districts.
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DeKalb County Community Conversation
The Atlanta United Soccer Deal
DeKalb County Commissioners Kathie Gannon, Nancy Jester, and Jeff Rader invite community stakeholders to a free community conversation regarding the new Atlanta United FC Training and Practice Facility along the Memorial Drive corridor.
The format will allow community stakeholders to speak during public comment time -Commissioners Kathie Gannon, Nancy Jester, and Jeff Rader want to listen to your opinions regarding the new Atlanta United FC Training and Practice Facility along the Memorial Drive corridor.
WHAT:  DeKalb County Community Conversation: The Atlanta United Soccer Deal
DATE: Monday, September 28, 2015
TIME: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
LOCATION: Maloof Auditorium 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur
DeKalb School System – Public Meetings on Charter System  
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.
The following dates have been set for the Community Engagement Sessions:
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
Nancy Jester – Listening To DeKalb County
Commissioner Nancy Jester announces her third series of meetings listening to DeKalb County tax payers.
The Nancy Jester Listening to DeKalb County Town Halls are free and open to the public. The format will begin with a brief update from Commissioner Jester followed by discussion and questions from the public.
Doraville: Doraville Civic Center
September 22, 2015: 7:00 – 8:30pm
3770 Central Avenue
Doraville, GA 30340
Chamblee: Chamblee Civic Center
September: 29, 2015 7:00 – 8:30pm
3540 Broad Street
Chamblee, GA 30341
Dunwoody: Dunwoody Library
October 3, 2015: 10:30am -12:00pm
5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Brookhaven: Brookhaven City Hall
October 6, 2015: 7:00 – 8:30pm
4362 Peachtree Road NE
Brookhaven, GA 30319
LaVista Hills: Barbara Loar Library
October 13, 2015: 7:00 – 8:30pm
3772 LaVista Road
LaVista Hills, GA 30084
Dunwoody: Dunwoody Library
October 27, 2015: 7:00 -8:30pm
5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Around  DeKalb


Thanks to everyone who attended the Commissioner Nancy Jester Tucker Town Hall meeting at Orchard Senior Living. Great questions and ideas.
Commissioner Nancy Jester at the DeKalb County Emergency Preparedness Event at North DeKalb Mall.
Commissioner Nancy Jester talking with The Tucker Business Association at The Greater Good BBQ.
Commissioner Nancy Jester speaking with the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee.


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