Category Archives: School Construction

And, again, the more things change, the more they stay the same…

Several representatives of the Cross Keys cluster of schools came to the last DeKalb School Board meeting, once again pleading for attention for their facilities. They have been warning the district about over-crowding for years and now, the scale has … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, School Construction, SPLOST III, SPLOST IV | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

Marshall Orson speaks up on the Druid Hills annexation issue

From the FactChecker >> In the wake of the Druid Hills Cluster vote denying them their charter cluster, a subset of the cluster known as Together in Atlanta (TIA) has put together a petition to annex Druid Hills into Atlanta … Continue reading

Posted in Charter School, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Redistricting, School Construction, School Funding, SPLOST IV, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

The Monday, May 5, 2014 DCSS Board Meeting

NOTICE OF DEKALB BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS ~ The DeKalb Board of Education will hold the following meetings on Monday, May 5, 2014: 2:00pm Work Session & Executive Session for a personnel matter & student appeal Cabinet Room Robert R. … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Michael Thurmond, School Construction, School Funding, SPLOST IV, Uncategorized | 24 Comments

An open letter to DeKalb citizens

The recent $7.5 million settlement in Heery case severely shortchanged the taxpayers and children in DeKalb County. Heery over billed and mismanaged the DeKalb Schools’ SPLOST program to the tune of approximately $100 million. I know that the case would … Continue reading

Posted in Crawford Lewis, Heery Mitchell Civil Case, Paul Womack, SACS/Accreditation, School Construction, SPLOST III | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Are we on the road to a settlement with Heery Mitchell?

There is ‘talk’ of a settlement between DeKalb Schools and Heery Mitchell in the news media as well as the rumor mills. Since this case has been pending for so long, we thought we would share some history on the … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, Don McChesney, Friends-and-Family, Heery Mitchell Civil Case, School Construction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments