Candidate Forum to be held at Arabia Mountain High School

PRESS RELEASE
Just in time for the upcoming July 31st election, the PTSA of Arabia Mountain High School (AMHS) has invited all 12 DeKalb County Board of Education Candidates to participate in a DeKalb County School Board Candidate Forum on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. in the Auditorim at AMHS.

Because AMHS is a School Choice and Magnet School, the students that attend AMHS come from every district in DeKalb County. Given the recent replacement of the Superintendent and other key staff with the DeKalb Board of Education, as well as the recent public debate over major budget cuts, this year’s School Board election is of vital importance to the various communities throughout every segment of DeKalb County. So far, 9 of 12 candidates have confirmed. We do not have an email address or phone number for Tom Gilbert. Please contact us at ptsa@arabiaptsa.org.

The format of the Candidate Forum will be as follows:

Each candidate will make a one-minute opening statement;

Voters will submit their questions for the candidates prior to the meeting. Only 8-12 questions will be asked depending on the number of candidates that confirm. The more confirmations, the fewer questions. Candidates will have 1 minute to answer.

Candidates will have the opportunity to make a two-minute closing statement.

The Candidate Forum will end at 8:30 p.m.

AMHS is located at 6610 Browns Mill Road, Lithonia, GA 30038.

The PTSA of AMHS aticipates that 500 voting DeKalb County citizens will attend the Candidate Forum.

The following DeKalb County Board of Education Candidates have been invited to participate in the Candidate Forum at Arabia Mountain High School on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:45pm. Those with a star (*) have confirmed their participation:

District 2
Don McChesney (I)*
Marshall Orson*

District 4
Tom Gilbert (no contact information yet)
Jim Kinney*
Jim McMahan
Paul Womack (I) (his emails bounce back)

District 6
Dr. Melvin Johnson*
Denise McGill*
Terrilyn Rivers-Cannon*
Latasha Walker*

District 8
Michelle Jenkins-Clark*
Dr. Pam Speaks (I)*

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9 Responses to Candidate Forum to be held at Arabia Mountain High School

  1. If you hear of other forums, please add them in the comments below.

    Here is one announced in the AJC:

    Candidates for four DeKalb County school board posts will attend a public forum Tuesday.

    The event is sponsored by the group eduKALB, which has ties to the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and says it vets candidates for local office with a panel of business, civic, government and community members.

    The forum is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Westwood College, 2309 Parklake Drive, NE, Atlanta. The election is July 31.

    [That is the Westwood campus near Northlake mall.]

  2. For those who were asking about putting signs in yards and what the rules are for having them removed, here are our county ordinances: http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=10637

  3. Susan says:

    Three more meetings this week.

    C.A.N. (Civic Association Network), July 9th, @ Greek Orthodox Church
    EduKalb, July 10th @ Westwood College
    Tucker Civic Association, July 12th @ Tucker Baptist Church

  4. teacher/taxpayer says:

    What time is the event in Tucker on the 12tth?

  5. no duh says:

    Tom Gilbert is seriously violating the county ordinances with his signs. He even has them posted in front of the school (former Kittredge) on North Druid Hills/Briarcliff. That’s DCSD property!!

    Sec. 702. – Placement of political posters, signs and advertisements—Prohibited.

    It shall be unlawful for any person within the territorial limits of DeKalb County to place political posters, signs and advertisements:

    (a)
    Within the right-of-way of any public streets located within such county;

    (b)
    On any public property or building; and

    (c)
    On any private property unless the owner thereof has given written permission to place such political campaign posters, signs and advertisements on such property.

    (d)
    Reserved.

    (e)
    Reserved.

    (Acts 1968, p. 2972, § 1; Ord. No. 08-02, Pt. I, 1-8-08)

    Sec. 703. – Reserved.

    Editor’s note—

    Ord. No. 08-02, Pt. I, adopted Jan. 8, 2008, repealed § 703, which pertained to printing of warning on political posters, signs and advertisements and derived from Acts 1978, p. 2972, § 2.

    Sec. 704. – Penalty.

    Any person violating the provisions of this act [§§ 702—704 of this appendix] shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as for a misdemeanor.

    (Acts 1968, p. 2972, § 3)

    Secs. 705—800. – Reserved.

  6. Report it to DeKalb County code enforcement if you are distressed about this.

  7. Tanya Graham says:

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tanya Graham, President
    July 9, 2012 PTSA of Arabia Mountain High School
    president@arabiaptsa.org
    770.875.0213 PTSA Direct Line
    678.875.3602 AMHS Main Number

    Lithonia, GA – All 12 candidates for the DeKalb County Board of Education have confirmed their participation in the Candidates Forum sponsored by the PTSA of Arabia Mountain High School (AMHS). The DeKalb County Board of Education Candidates will each give a one-minute opening remark before answering pre-selected questions from voters. Candidates will have the opportunity to make a two-minute closing statement.

    The DeKalb County School Board Candidates Forum will take place on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. in the Auditorim at AMHS.  Because AMHS is a School Choice and Magnet School, the students who attend AMHS come from every district in DeKalb County. Given the recent replacement of the Superintendent and other key staff with the DeKalb Board of Education, as well as the recent public debate over major budget cuts, this year’s School Board election is of vital importance to the various communities throughout every segment of DeKalb County. The PTSA of AMHS is very proud to host all 12 School Board candidates in this very important Forum just ahead of the July 31st elections.

    The Candidates Forum is open to the public. The PTSA of AMHS anticipates that 500 voting DeKalb County citizens will attend. Voters are encoraged to arrive early. The Forum will end at 8:30 p.m.

    AMHS is located at 6610 Browns Mill Road, Lithonia, GA 30038.

    Below is the list of all DeKalb County Board of Education Candidates:

    District 2
    Don McChesney (I)
    Marshall Orson

    District 4
    Tom Gilbert
    Jim Kinney
    Jim McMahan
    Paul Womack (I)

    District 6
    Dr. Melvin Johnson
    Denise McGill
    Terrilyn Rivers-Cannon
    Latasha Walker

    District 8
    Michelle Jenkins-Clark
    Dr. Pam Speaks (I)

  8. UPDATE: The Tucker Civic Association meeting for the 12th has been canceled.

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