Category Archives: GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A.

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

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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

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DeKalb County Commission happenings

Lots to tell on the county side of DeKalb government. After much arguing and debate, Lee May is finally stepping down from his 5th district commission seat. He had been holding two county positions (we are unsure if he was … 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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