Delays in selecting the Lottery of Dekalb County

The school district said the vendor they use for the lottery application process is experiencing “errors”.

Atlanta – Parents awaiting the results of a school lottery in Decalve County will have to wait a few more days to receive answers.

The vendor used by the school district for the lottery experienced “errors” in the application process this year, causing delays, according to a spokesman for the Dekalb district school district.

However, the district did not specify in what doubt they are using the selection process or what the “errors” are.

“We understand that you have been eagerly awaiting the publication of the lottery results. It is disappointing that they cannot be delivered on the scheduled date,” the statement said.

The delay in results can affect any child waiting to hear if he or she will be admitted to the district school of his or her choice, including students waiting to hear about a pre-K seat, locations in magnet schools and places in special education programs.

The results of the lottery were supposed to be published last Friday, but will now be published in fourth place, March 30. Parents have been waiting for answers in the screening process for weeks, as the deadline for submitting lottery applications is set for February 11 after a seven-day extension.

“The new announcement date will provide a longer admission window for candidates selected in the initial lottery,” the school district said.

Students who are selected for their preferred school will have until April 15 to accept or reject their seat.

The school district advises people to “monitor the dashboard of their application” for up-to-date information on the status of the individual application.

The following is the full statement from Dekalb County Schools:

“Due to circumstances surrounding the supplier’s errors in the lottery submission process this year, the school’s lottery results will not be emailed as scheduled on March 25, 2022. It is important to ensure the accuracy of the process, therefore, the lottery results will be shared On March 30, 2022. The new announcement date will provide a longer admission window for candidates selected in the initial lottery. Those who are selected will have Until April 15, 2022 Accept or reject the proposed seat.

We understand that you eagerly awaited the publication of the lottery results. It is disappointing not to be able to deliver them on the scheduled date. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this lottery cycle with this provider. Please keep an eye on your application dashboard for the most up-to-date information on your personal application status. “

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