Monthly Archives: September 2014

This and That for High School Juniors and Seniors

Below are a few news bits we have acquired recently regarding college planning for juniors and seniors >> All Good News! Scholarship for Hispanic Students A HABLA Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to one deserving Hispanic … Continue reading

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#TBT – Superintendent Search

Mostly Culled from the Fact Checker >> A DeKalb School Board member said at the last school board meeting, β€œ[The Emory Lavista Parent Council] wants the board to understand the history of Superintendent searches in DeKalb. All of which have … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, Don McChesney, Gene Walker, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, Superintendent Cheryl Howell Atkinson, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

DeKalb School District Boosts Budget Surplus to $30.9 Million: Truth be Told

News Release 8 September 2014 The DeKalb County School District today announced a 35-percent increase in its projected surplus for Fiscal Year 2014, reporting an additional $10.9 million in projected reserves over the $20 million surplus previously reported. Superintendent Michael … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 53 Comments

DeKalb School Board Meeting Monday, September 8: Tune In!

The DeKalb Board of Education will hold the following meetings on Monday, September 8, 2014: 2:00pm Work Session & Executive Session (adjourning for the purpose of discussing a legal matter) Cabinet Room Robert R. Freeman Administrative & Instructional Complex 1701 … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Charter School, Charter School Amendment, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, School Funding, SPLOST IV, Teacher Contracts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 26 Comments

Community questions DeKalb charter system petition

From the DeKalb Neighbor newspaper >> by LaTria Garnigan The DeKalb County School District is actively seeking to petition the state board of education to become a full charter system and has held several meetings around the county to engage … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Charter School, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond | Tagged , , | 18 Comments