DeKalb schools get $3 million to improve management

The Wallace Foundation is giving the DeKalb County School District $3 million to improve the leadership skills of administrators who oversee school principals.

The grant is part of a $30 million initiative, and DeKalb says it was among six districts across the country to get a share of the money.

DeKalb will spend it over four years on training and increasing the number of regional superintendents. The district currently has five of them, each overseeing an average of 27 principals.

DeKalb and the other five districts will participate in an independent, $2.5 million evaluation that examines whether and how the initiative worked.