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Dec 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Former DeKalb County Schools superintendent Crawford Lewis will receive a year in prison due to his involvement in a school construction scandal that rocked the district.

Lewis pleaded guilty in October to a...
Nov 21, 2013 at 7:26 AM

DECATUR, Ga. -- A DeKalb County Superior Court jury has found former school chief operating officer Pat Reid and her ex-husband Tony Pope guilty on racketeering charges.

Reid was also found guilty on one of two theft-by-taking...
Oct 28, 2013 at 11:13 PM
As the DeKalb schools corruption trial begins, the new superintendent says he's working hard to improve the schools and protect taxpayers' money .
Oct 28, 2013 at 3:48 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Jury selection began Monday for the corruption trial of a former top official of DeKalb County Schools and her ex-husband. 

Former chief operating officer Pat Reid is accused of illegally funneling construction...
Oct 17, 2013 at 6:19 AM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Former DeKalb County superintendent Crawford Lewis pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction or hindrance of a law enforcement officer on Wednesday afternoon. 

See original story here. 

Lewis' guilty...
Jun 20, 2013 at 2:56 PM
Ellis indictment could prod undecided residents in cityhood efforts, backers say.
Jan 8, 2013 at 9:58 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, GA - A funeral at a Lilburn church marked the passing of Cointa Moody on Tuesday.

According to the medical examiner, the former school system employee died of natural causes.

Now there's a question about...
Dec 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County Schools were put on probation this week by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, but they won't be the only ones looking into the school board.

The board is accused of mismanaging money and...
Dec 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

ATLANTA, Ga. -- 11Alive News has learned the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office has requested a copy of the recently released report from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools regarding DeKalb County...
Dec 30, 2011 at 3:43 PM

DECATUR - We may finally get some answers as to what's been going on inside the DeKalb County School System over the years. It's been plagued with controversy and now a Special Grand Jury could investigate.

The recommendation is in a...
Sep 15, 2011 at 4:36 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- At a district-wide meet and greet in late August, then-incoming superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson told parents she wanted to hit the ground running - promising better communication and a thorough district-wide...
Aug 29, 2011 at 8:43 AM
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- With a 6-to-3 vote, Dr. Cheryl Atkinson has been hired as the new DeKalb County School Superintendent. Monday morning's school board meeting was so divisive three board members walked out while one of their colleagues...
Apr 26, 2011 at 4:28 AM
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- DeKalb School Board Vice Chair Paul Womack blasted other members of the board who leaked information about secret contract negotiations with the leading candidate for superintendent. "It's inexcusable that one or two board...
Apr 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Members of the DeKalb County School Board met behind closed doors on Monday after their lead candidate for superintendent withdrew her candidacy over the weekend. A spokesman for the school system confirmed that Dr. Lillie...
Apr 1, 2011 at 2:21 AM
DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County has been without a permanent school superintendent for a year.  The last man with the job was indicted.  Now, the district faces a looming deadline from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). "This is...