Monthly Archives: May 2013

Please Respect the Teacher of the Year in DeKalb

This was just sent out by our interim superintendent, Michael Thurmond: ==================== INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM ==================== To: All DeKalb Employees From: Michael L. Thurmond Re: Academy of Educational Excellence Awards Postponed Date: 15 May 2013 Dear DeKalb Employees: The Academy of … Continue reading

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No end to our legal troubles…

And in other news of ways we spend money on lawyers…   From the sikhsiyasat.net New York, United States (May 11, 2013) According to a recent release by the Sikh Coalition in an unprecedented victory for Sikh students in United … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Georgia Education, Student Information, Workplace Bullies | Tagged , , , | 30 Comments

DeKalb board moving toward dual accreditation

By Mike Hassinger For The Crier Despite parent wishes to protect accreditation at DeKalb high schools with a back-up plan, School Superintendent Michael Thurmond believes dual accreditation “undermines” his efforts to restore full accreditation for the DeKalb County School System, … Continue reading

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The Proposed 2014 Budget

Michael Thurmond has finally produced a proposed budget for FY 2014.  The original due date according to the Tentative Budget Development Process Calendar FY 2013-2014 was March 13. Thurmond was given an extension to the April 6 Board meeting. However, … Continue reading

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Notes from the May 6, 2013, DeKalb Delegation Meeting on City Formation

Meeting commenced at 6:30 p.m., May 6, 2013 Location: Baptist Church on Clairemont and North Druid Hills Road in Decatur. In attendance: 700-800+ citizens, mostly middle aged or older. Also noted: Mayor Emanuel Randome from Clarkston, Don Brussard (DeKalb zoning-formerly), … Continue reading

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