The 2020 Vision is part of the 2020 Master Plan that DeKalb is working on. It is an 11-month process that started in October 2010 and will conclude in September 2011.
DeKalb County School System
WHO: Parents, students, faculty, staff, and taxpayers of DeKalb County Schools
WHAT: Public charrettes on the 2020 Facilities Master Plan and the Redistricting and
Consolidation Plan for DeKalb County Schools
WHERE and WHEN:
1. Chamblee High School, Tuesday November 9, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
2. Towers High School, Wednesday November 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
3. McNair High School*, Monday November 15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
4. MLK High School, Tuesday November 16, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
5. Stephenson High School, Wed. November 17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
6. Henderson Middle School, Mon. November 29, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
7. Peachtree Middle School, Tue. November 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
* Starting at 5:30 PM, shuttle and secure parking provided at Atlanta Bible Baptist Church,
1663 Bouldercrest Rd SE Atlanta, GA 30316
WHY: Our school district continues to strive to provide an excellent education for the
students in our care. This includes addressing the needs of our school facilities. We want to
develop a facilities master plan that addresses the building needs, while being accountable to
the taxpayers of DeKalb County. Your input on these matters is very important to us.
Developing a consensus on creating a vision for the DeKalb County School System in 2020
requires a comprehensive and involved process with a broad base of public input to be
successful. This charrette process adds a new dimension to educational planning by getting
the community engaged from the very beginning.
HOW (it works):
The charrette process allows every person an equal opportunity to
express his/her views in a comfortable environment by allowing people
to express their opinions by multiple methods. Here’s how the three
step process works:
1. Presentation. A trained presenter gives a brief PowerPoint
presentation that establishes the goals for the project and
explains the charrette process.
2. ResponseCard® and Feedback. The audience becomes actively engaged in
the charrette through the use of an interactive wireless keypad called a ResponseCard® by voting on issues
concerning redistricting and consolidation of schools and the facility master plan. After each question, the
audience receives immediate feedback in the form of a bar graph that displays the response trends of the
entire group. As a result, we can gather "unbiased" responses and then share what the group is thinking for
immediate feedback and small-group discussion.
3. Small-Group Discussion. Trained facilitators engage small groups in a “drill down” of the predominant
topics discovered during the large-group session. These smaller sessions are more conducive to free-flowing
discussion as a result of the information gained from the initial presentation.
Please note that Spanish and sign language interpreters will be available at each meeting.
INTÉRPRETES DISPONIBLES EN ESPAÑOL