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About dekalbschoolwatch

Hosting a dialogue among parents, educators and community members focused on improving our schools and providing a quality, equitable education for each of our nearly 100,000 students. ~ "ipsa scientia potestas est" ~ "Knowledge itself is power"

Strategic Management and Accountability … and Other Myths

In FY ’14, the budget for the division of Strategic Management & Accountability was $205,053. During this year there was one full time employee and the travel budget was $10,000. In the FY ’15 budget, the division of Strategic Management … Continue reading

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Updates from the Monday, June 1 Board Meeting

The Monday, June 1 Board meeting was held and a few items of interest are listed below. Of course our main news item is the hiring of Dr. Stephen Green as our new superintendent. Below are links to his resume … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Charter School Amendment, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond, Stan Jester, Superintendent R. Stephen Green, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 47 Comments

Superintendent Green’s Contract: Giving Away The Farm?

After seeing the “overview” of Superintendent Green’s contract, we were curious to see what he was really being paid. See below for Year One and Year Two — with a whole lot of blank spaces.  Who is so fiscally irresponsible … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Independent Schools, Superintendent R. Stephen Green, Superintendent Search | Tagged , , , , | 47 Comments