Monthly Archives: September 2012

School Calendar Committee Convenes: Seeking Input

UPDATE: This was sent out via k-12 Alerts from the school system (Tues, 9-18) Dear Friends of DeKalb County Schools, After hours of collaboration and discussion by a team of parents, teachers, principals and administrators, the DeKalb County School District … Continue reading

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DeKalb schools to go on state remedial budget plan to make up for $24 million shortfall

By Jeffry Scott The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The DeKalb County school board will have to work with the state to pay down a $24 million deficit left from the last school year, even as its current budget appears headed for another … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A. | Tagged , , , | 24 Comments

Public not barred from board’s process

By Eugene Walker It is emphatically untrue that the DeKalb Board of Education decided it will meet behind closed doors in responding to allegations of mismanagement. For the record, no such vote ever took place. No such decision was ever … Continue reading

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The district’s response to the AdvancED SACS letter

Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D. President/CEO AdvancED 2520 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 600 Alpharetta, GA 30009 Re: Response to AdvancED SACS letter dated August 28, 2012 Dear Dr. Elgart: In accordance with AdvancED Accreditation Policies, the DeKalb County School District acknowledges receipt … Continue reading

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Elgart of SACS responds to letter from three members of DeKalb School Board

Watch the video report above from 11Alive news [or click this link] which includes an interview with Mark Elgart. In this rare interview, Elgart appears very guarded in his wording and conservative in his responses leaving us to wonder what … Continue reading

Posted in Don McChesney, Nancy Jester, Pam Speaks, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 10 Comments