Monthly Archives: April 2012

When did we stop focusing on children in DeKalb Schools?

A reader sent us the following essay. It got us thinking — this school system is so hyper-focused on construction, budget cuts, jobs for adults and putting out “fires” that it has completely forgotten to focus on the students. There have … Continue reading

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DeKalb urged to cut 182 jobs; school board votes Friday

According to today’s AJC, the board was scheduled to vote on the proposed reorganization of personnel proposed by Dr. Atkinson. DeKalb urged to cut 182 jobs; school board votes Friday “DeKalb County should cut 129 assistant principal jobs and scores … Continue reading

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How Many Georgia Legislators Does It Take To Screw In A Lightbulb?

Got your attention?  This is no joke.  And the real question is:  How many Georgia legislators does it take to improve DeKalb County students’ education? The answer:  As many as it takes to vote to change Georgia’s state constitution to … Continue reading

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Executive Summary Recommended Classification of Positions and Aligned Salary Structure 2012-2013

Agenda Item F. 7 at the Monthly Board Policy Meeting 4/18/2012 – 2:30 PM is titled, “Recommended Classifications and Salary Schedules”. The item, reprinted below along with supporting documents, was presented by Dr. Tekshia Ward-Smith, Acting Chief Human Resources Officer, … Continue reading

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Jim Redovian: The school system is too large

The Dunwoody Reporter recently published the following post by former District 1 board member, Jim Redovian.  He makes a very interesting point, one that we have often stated on the blog as well: The school system is much too large … Continue reading

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