Category Archives: Michael Thurmond

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

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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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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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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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