The Cross Keys Foundation will host a two-part Civic Forum on public education and the city of Brookhaven. The event will be held at 6 p.m. March 19 in the cafeteria of Cross Keys High School at 1626 North Druid Hills Road. Beginning at 5:30, local civic, nonprofit, and student groups will be available for networking.

District 2 Board of Education representative Marshall Orson and other officials from DeKalb schools will be present. State and local officials, including Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis and District 4 Councilman Joe Gebbia, also will participate.

“For years folks have talked about the need for greater engagement with our community. It is encouraging to see the officials both of DeKalb Schools and the city of Brookhaven acting on it – very positive and I look forward to the dialog,” said Kim Gokce, president of the Cross Keys Foundation.

The Foundation, formed in 2009, supports the seven schools of the Cross Keys High School attendance area and more than 6,500 students. Three of the schools, Cross Keys High School, Woodward Elementary and Montclair Elementary, serve over three thousand students each year in the Brookhaven municipality.

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