Category Archives: Ramona Howell Tyson

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

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

The Bridge: Has it filled a gap? No way to tell–nobody tracked it.

We here at DSW2 were wondering what ever happened to the Bridge Initiative and the Balanced Scorecard. Both of these things were brought back from the leadership’s big trip to Harvard in July of 2013 and are still linked on … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Crawford Lewis, DeKalb County, Friends-and-Family, Jim McMahan, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Another call for a full forensic audit

Continuing on our recent theme >> The numbers just don’t add up. One of our regular contributors has spent more time delving into the DeKalb School District’s projected budgets vs actual budgets and the resulting strange, incongruent reports provided by … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, Superintendent Search | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

The DCSD budget is still nothing but a shell game

Layering on top of our last post, A raise for teachers hides the truth about the extreme rise in administrative costs in DeKalb, we would like to dive a bit into some budget irregularities that one of our contributors has … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, School Funding, Superintendent Cheryl Howell Atkinson, Superintendent Search | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Just Say NO to Waivers

Originally posted at The Fact Checker on February 28, 2015 by Stan Jester “Classrooms First for Georgia” – Requires, at a minimum, 65% of a system’s total operating funds to be spent in the classroom. The statute was enacted in … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, SACS/Accreditation, School Funding, Stan Jester, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 12 Comments