Category Archives: School Closings / Redistricting

School Employees Who Don’t Teach

From the Fact Checker >> The National Center For Education Statistics released Back To School Statistics. From 1970 to 2010, in the United States student enrollment increased by a modest 7.8%, while the number of public-school teachers increased by 60%. … Continue reading

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The numbers tell the story

We downloaded the 2013 enrollment numbers for DeKalb from the state DOE’s website. This document lists enrollment and demographic data for each public school in DeKalb county. We simplified the chart to make it more readable and began to see … Continue reading

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Recap on the March 20 new board meeting

Last night’s inaugural School Board meeting overall was a pleasant surprise. We are encouraged that a majority of the new Board members are unafraid to dig and ask questions of the staff. We are particularly (and surprisingly) encouraged by Thad … Continue reading

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School Board Votes on Proposed School Organization Plan

Item E-1 at today’s Called Board Meeting asks for Board approval of the 2016-2017 Proposed School Organization plan. Download the plan at the link below. This is simply a draft list of schools expected to be operational in 2016. It … Continue reading

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Another new plan for redistricting and SPLOST presented by the school system administration

With little fanfare and no warning, the DeKalb School System Administration yesterday (Wednesday, November 28, 2012) at yet another called meeting unveiled a plan that will impact tens of thousands of students. Cleverly disguising this redistricting/school consolidation plan as a … Continue reading

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