DeKalb School Board member’s pay withheld amid fight over background checks

School Board Stan Jester believes that nothing in state law requires him to submit to a background check conducted by DeKalb County Schools.

Now he says the school system refuses to give him his paycheck and has refused to create a county email account for him. That means his constituents can’t contact him about School Board business using the official county email account, and he isn’t included on some emails that go to the other board members.

Decaturish asked DeKalb County Schools about this, and a spokesperson said a detailed statement would be forthcoming.

Jester believes the school system’s actions are retaliation for his refusal to comply with a background check requirement.

“I think it all goes back to the fingerprinting,” Jester said.

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42 Responses to DeKalb School Board member’s pay withheld amid fight over background checks

  1. Peace says:

    What I see as a reoccurring pattern is that DeKalb lacks oversight in almost everything it does. I would feel some comfort in getting some one outside the district to complete a background check. Just because DCSS has done it this way for years does not mean it is okay. “Keep in the family” is the problem with DeKalb.

  2. nannerpuddin39 says:

    PEACE you hit the nail on the head! Those of us who have had dealings with DCSS are aware of things outsiders aren’t!

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