Monthly Archives: January 2014

So, what about the next school board election?

There is a lot of misinformation and a lot of people are mis-speaking about the next school board election. It’s complicated – even though it shouldn’t be.  Mark Elgart even misspoke when he said to be very careful who you next … Continue reading

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Snow Jam 2014

Now that we’re through the worst of it — please discuss your thoughts and experiences with what many are calling “Snowpocalypse”. Share any suggestions you may wish to add to our suggested list of emergency protocol actions to recommend to … Continue reading

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In 2009 — nearly 5 years ago — the DeKalb County School System broke a pact it had made 30 years earlier (1979) with DCSS teachers and staff. DeKalb County Schools stopped payment on a tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) retirement fund … Continue reading

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DCSD Calendar Survey is ready

In accordance with Policy AEA, the 2014-2015 Calendar Committee is charged with developing calendar options and submitting a calendar recommendation to the Superintendent. Superintendent Michael Thurmond will make a recommendation to the DeKalb County Board of Education on February 3, … Continue reading

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What on earth is all this talk of flexibility?

Active parent, Kirk Lunde has posted two blog posts in the Tucker Patch. They are worth reading. He is talking about these ‘flexibility’ meetings that have been going on around the county. Post #1 is called, “What We Have Here … Continue reading

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