What is going on with Duke University-educated Gene “Ain’t” Walker and the DeKalb County Board of Education?
It’s one thing if they have to meet behind closed doors to discuss their only employee – Atkinson. But, meeting day after day after day behind closed doors?
As taxpayers, we would like to hear their discussions regarding SACS and their plans for the upcoming hearing before the State Board of Education. In fact, we think that the Georgia Open Meetings Act gives us that right. We don’t think we should be reduced to standing, hat in hand, outside closed doors and begging.
This is an open request to the only DCSS Board member who was willing to say that the Emperor had no clothes … the only DCSS Board member who is willing to be transparent regarding the people’s business … the only DCSS Board member who is willing to tell the truth in her blog … Nancy Jester. Please, Nancy, tell us what is going on.
We are assuming that the DCSS Board members have been working diligently and collaboratively to resolve the issues brought up by AdvancED/SACS – nevermind that the AdvancED/SACS complaint was less than specific. Doesn’t matter. Something – or someone — put that burr under their saddle. Atkinson? She has been absent from all of this due to her father’s alleged illness and alleged death – never corroborated by a death certificate or obituary.
The DCSS Board had better have spent all this time working out a plan to meet AdvancED/SACS’ requirements. After all, they are the only accreditation DCSS has – unlike some other school systems who are also accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and can tell SACS to take a hike.
Having written this far with the sound of dead silence echoing in our ears one more frightening possibility has suddenly reared its ugly – and costly – head. Do you suppose the morally and financially bankrupt DCSS Board is spending all this time behind closed doors because they are planning on taking costly legal action against the State Board of Education?!! The last time the DCSS Board sued the state it resulted in 20+ years of federal court supervision leading directly to the mess we find ourselves in today.
Say it ain’t so, Joe … ah, er, Gene!