Below are a couple of news reports on DeKalb Schools that our readers might find interesting:
Trial scheduled for former DeKalb school superintendent, one-time aide, her former husband
DeKalb County Judge Cynthia Becker set April 15 for the start of the racketeering trial against former DeKalb School Superintendent Crawford Lewis, his one-time chief operating officer Patricia Reid, and her former husband Anthony Pope.
Becker said she was reserving three weeks for the case.
Dunwoody to push for separate school district
The Dunwoody City Council is set to list among its top legislative priorities for 2013 an effort to change the State Constitution to allow new independent school districts to form.
Current law bans any new school districts in the state.
City Councilman Terry Nall first brought up the idea publicly last week and says the area has the will power to push it through the state legislature.
“For us this really isn’t about dissatisfaction or satisfaction. Initially, this is about us having an option about local choice, local control,” Nall said.
Nall insists the push is all about residents first having the choice to realistically discuss the idea, then later actually decide whether it’s something that should be done.
Many parents are unhappy with the sometimes struggling DeKalb County Schools. The district faces budget shortfalls and many other issues that continue to attract headlines around the metro area.
Three DeKalb County school board members to begin term
One third of the DeKalb County Board of Education will be made up of fresh faces in January when three new members are sworn in. As a result of this summer’s school board elections, Marshall Orson will replace District 2 board member Don McChesney, Jim McMahan will replace District 4 board member H. Paul Womack, and Melvin Johnson will take over the vacant District 6 position left by Thomas Bowen.