As expected, Nancy Jester won the run-off for the DeKalb County Commission, District 1. Only 7% of the registered voters voted. But, we take that to mean a vote of confidence in Nancy Jester — that she would win and that she will do a stellar job as our county commissioner.
DeKalb School Watch will continue to follow the actions of the DeKalb County Commission, as well as the DeKalb County Board of Education. As we said before, those two governance structures have never (to our 30+ year knowledge) worked cooperatively and collaboratively with each other. Yet each entity has a significant effect upon the other. Together, their actions — or inaction — affect the economic well-being and tax base of DeKalb County. Because almost 70% of our local tax dollars go to public education in DeKalb County (not including SPLOST, state taxes and federal taxes that also go to public education in DeKalb County) it is in the best interests of education to follow the DeKalb County Commission, as well as the DeKalb County Board of Education.
Congratulations, Nancy! Let us know how we can help!