Monthly Archives: March 2013

The All New DeKalb School Board to have their first meeting Wednesday

Tune in Wednesday at 6:00 PM to the DEKALB BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION & MEETING. Assuming they will still broadcast the meetings, you can stream it online [click here] or watch live on PDS Comcast 24. Or for some … Continue reading

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Georgia Supreme Court to consider DeKalb lawsuit

Ty Tagami informed AJC readers today that the Supreme Court of Georgia has announced that they have the DeKalb school board case on their docket and will consider it. They have up to six months to make a decision. The … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., SACS/Accreditation | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Governor names new DeKalb County School Board members

Channel 2 Action News has learned the names of six people Gov. Nathan Deal has chosen to fill vacant DeKalb County School Board seats. Channel 2’s Erica Byfield confirmed that John Coleman of District 1, Michael Erwin of District 3, … Continue reading

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What’s up with the NAACP?

So, the Governor has dismissed 6 of the 9 board members and appointed a committee to interview candidates to replace them. But lo! The NAACP suddenly has an “issue” with what is going on in DeKalb Schools! Remarkably, they did not … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, Gene Walker, Georgia Education, Georgia State Board of Education, SACS/Accreditation, School Funding, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

Ding-Dong! All Is Well. The Hated BOE Is Gone. Or Is It?

We have been waiting for Don McChesney’s thoughtful, reasoned commentary regarding the most recent actions concerning the DeKalb County Schools Board of Education.  We are going to print it in full here, with permission.  However, we encourage you to leave … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Don McChesney, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia State Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, Uncategorized | 43 Comments