Monthly Archives: May 2015

Yes, your property taxes are in fact increasing, as values increase and the Board refuses to lower the millage rate accordingly. Can you say, “Windfall”?

We have long said that our budgetary recovery is simply due to the fact that although property values have recovered, the Board has never returned the ‘temporary’ millage rate increase approved by the Board for 2012, endorsed and upheld by … Continue reading

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New Superintendent Contract

Reprinted from Stan Jester’s post on the Fact Checker blog >> On Thursday May 28, the DeKalb County Board of Education approved an employment contract with Dr. R. Stephen Green as Superintendent of DeKalb County Schools, effective July 1, 2015. … Continue reading

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Floating To The Top

“I pledge my talent, my time and my tenacity,” R. Stephen Green said when named superintendent. He doesn’t predict that his actions as superintendent will change now that he’s signed a contract. Instead, Green said, the permanency of the position … Continue reading

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Signs DeKalb Reform Bills

We, being the problem child county, need to now have the Governor sign legislation that will ‘reform’ our county. [Sigh!] This is just embarrassing… Produced by DCTV (DeKalb County Television) Channel 23, this video takes you inside Governor Nathan Deal’s … Continue reading

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DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SELECTS NEW SUPERINTENDENT

News Release • 13 May 2015 The DeKalb County School District has a new leader — R. Stephen Green, Ed.D., 61, superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools in Missouri, will become DeKalb’s superintendent on July 1. Dr. Green is credited … Continue reading

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