Category Archives: DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education

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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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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Georgia School Systems To Decide On Operating Models

While we are all sidetracked with the superintendent search, a very important decision is being made by district leaders and Michael Thurmond.. Which operating model will DeKalb choose by the approaching state deadline? Will it be IE2, Charter, or Status … Continue reading

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There is hope that the DeKalb school board may just find that right new leader

We will go out on a limb here and say that we are hopeful. We are hearing that the Board really is interviewing what may be several outstanding candidates for superintendent. We are at a watershed moment, in that this … Continue reading

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