The Fact Checker has posted an in-depth update regarding the DeKalb County (GA) School Superintendent search.
PROACT was hired as the superintendent search firm at the 12/17/2014 board meeting. PROACT gave an update at the 01/12/2015 board meeting. Since December, they have been working with DeKalb Schools Chief of Staff, Ramona Tyson, and her staff to identify key members of the community as well as identify locales, times and schedules for public engagement sessions.
Dozens of community meetings are being scheduled for the first two weeks in February. PROACT is also working with the central office to put together an online survey.
Various members of the community have asked that the administration step away from the process and follow best practices by letting a community search committee drive the search. Atlanta Public Schools had a successful superintendent search using a committee composed of stakeholders that included parents, board members, community representatives and business leaders. DeKalb’s Parent Councils United (PCU) has called for DCSD to use a similar method and cited the APS Superintendent Search Committee Framework …
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