Monthly Archives: April 2013

Again, we ask, “Where’s the Plan?”

Interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond was given an extension by the Board to April 30 (today) to submit his 90-day plan. Has he done so? Hopefully someone will ask about it at the meeting at Redan tonight – all members of … Continue reading

Posted in Michael Thurmond | Tagged | 36 Comments

DeKalb reveals school budget shortfall

According to a new article by Ty Tagami at the AJC, DeKalb is about to reveal another budget full of cuts. DeKalb reveals school budget shortfall The proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 has not been presented yet, but Monday, … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts | Tagged , | 19 Comments

Welcome the new DeKalb Schools Fact Checker!

We are excited to share the announcement of a new website that is focused on the facts related to the DeKalb School Board. This site already has posted several videos and transcripts of recent DCSS Board meetings and community meetings … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Nancy Jester, SACS/Accreditation, School Construction, School Funding, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Jay C makes his case for reinstatement

Today is the deadline to file for reinstatement: Jay, Sarah, Donna and Pam haved filed.

Posted in GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Gene Walker, Jay Cunningham, Pam Speaks, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 22 Comments

Where’s Lakeside on the US News list of top high schools?

Congratulations to DeKalb School of the Arts, Arabia Mountain and Chamblee High School (all with magnet programs) for making the list of top high schools published annually by U.S. News. For many years, Lakeside retained bragging rights as one of … Continue reading

Posted in Charter School, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Georgia Education, Testing & AYP | Tagged , , , , , | 55 Comments