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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 5:03am

Dunwoody Considers Forming School System

Updated: 1 year ago.
Parents in the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody are discussing the possibly of forming their own school district, breaking away from the beleaguered DeKalb County Schools. Parent Matt Blankenship said he attended a Sunday night meeting about the idea because he's concerned about how DeKalb County schools operate. (Photo Courtesy of igoghost via stock.xchng.)

Parents in the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody are discussing the possibly of forming their own school district, breaking away from the beleaguered DeKalb County Schools.

Parent Matt Blankenship said he attended a Sunday night meeting about the idea because he's concerned about how DeKalb County schools operate. Children in the city, just north of Atlanta, attend DeKalb County schools.

Sunday night's meeting at a local church included state representatives and members of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association.

DeKalb County is the state's third-largest school district, serving about 99,000 students. It was placed on probation in December by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools following a six-month investigation. The accreditation agency cited long-term leadership issues including nepotism, fiscal mismanagement, inappropriate micromanagement and intimidation within the district.