Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes, October 14, 2014

Emory LaVista Parent Council
October 14, 2014
Fernbank Elementary School
Superintendent Selection

Elected officials:

Senator Fran Millar, Representative Scott Holcomb, School Board Member Marshall Orson

Updates:
Druid Hills Charter Cluster withdrew its petition for charter cluster status.

Meeting Minutes, November 20, 2013

Emory LaVista Parent Council
November 20, 2013
McClendon Elementary

Rodney Moore—Education Attorney

Political Representatives: State Senator Fran Millar, School Board Member Marshall Orson

Meeting Minutes, October 16, 2013

Emory LaVista Parent Council
October 16, 2013
Hawthorne Elementary School

Charter Clusters
Speakers:
Scott Holcomb--Representative to Georgia Legislature District 81
David Shutten—President, DeKalb County Educators
Matt Lewis—Organizer, Druid Hills Charter Cluster
Cheryl Namis—City of Dectur Schools
Cathleen Mathers—Education Specialist
Trenton Arnold—Region 3 Area Superintendent and leader for Charter System investigation
Moderator: Faye Andresen

Meeting Minutes, September 17, 2013

Emory LaVista Parent Council
September 17, 2013
Druid Hills High School

Guest Speaker: Superintendent Michael Thurmond

Thank you to ELPC for its support of DeKalb County Schools.
Political Representatives: Senator Mary Margaret Oliver, Brad Bryant, State Representative Scott Holcomb, School Board Member Marshal Orson

This was one of the smoothest school openings in recent years. It is Mr. Thurmond’s 7 month anniversary at DCSD. Most public officials don’t get it when it comes to public schools. Every political official should spend a day in a public school.

Meeting Minutes, August 27, 2014

ELPC Meeting Notes
August 27, 2014
Sagamore Hills Elementary

Get the Facts about The Druid Hills Charter Cluster: Answering Your Questions!

Elena Parent – District 42 Senate
• Municipalization, charter cluster, annexation – lots going on in DeKalb
• Overview of DeKalb Operations Task Force (serves with Jim McMahon) – grew out of consternation of leadership because of cityhood initiative
• Charged with looking at – cityhood & municipalization & governance – looking at ethics, internal audit
o Division of host proceeds, set up of government

Meeting Minutes, April 17, 2013

Emory LaVista Parent Council
April 17, 2013
State of DeKalb County School System
Coralwood Elementary School

Changes to the ByLaws previously posted on the website were approved.
Beth Laing, Chairperson of the nominating committee, presented the slate for the ELPC Executive Board, which was approved.

Guest Speaker: Interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond

Meeting Minutes, March 20, 2013

Emory LaVista Parent Council
Meeting March 20, 2013
Laurel Ridge Elementary School

Rebuilding Our School System—Lessons Learned and Thoughts for the Future

School Board members present at the meeting: Karen Carter, Thad Mayfield, Marshall Orson, Jim McMahan, Melvin Johnson

Meeting Minutes, February 20, 2013

Emory LaVista Parent Council Meeting
February 20, 2013
Oak Grove Elementary School

Guest Speaker: Michael Thurmond, Interim Superintendent

This is Mr. Thurmond’s first Parent Council meeting as Interim Superintendent. He will work every minute of every day to get DeKalb County schools full accreditation. The key to educational success is excellent teachers, staff and school board members, but parents are the most important resource.

Meeting Minutes, January 23, 2013

Emory LaVista Parent Council
Minutes of Meeting
January 23, 2013

Legislative Update

Guest Speakers:

Mary Margaret Oliver, State Representative
Fran Millar, State Senator
Scott Holcomb, State Representative
Melvin Johnson, School Board Member
Jim McMahan, School Board Member
Marshall Orson, School Board Member

Mary Margaret Oliver

Meeting Minutes, April 18, 2012

ELPC Meeting Minutes – April 18, 2012

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