Category Archives: School Construction

One of These Things Is Not Like the Other (Part Deux)

by Kim Gokce Those who have followed DeKalb School Watch blog know that I was an early contributor and that my bailiwick has always been my perception that Cross Key attendance area schools get the short end of the stick. … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, School Construction, School Funding, SPLOST III, SPLOST IV, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 106 Comments

Could we be paying big bucks for high school sports and bands while cutting teachers and classroom support staff?

We’ve been having an interesting discussion. While lamenting the horrors of our harsh, deep annual cuts to education in DeKalb, we wondered why we are so focused on teachers and classrooms with nary a second look at sports spending.  We … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, Charter School, Education in the South, School Construction, School Funding | Tagged , , , , , | 35 Comments

New indictment means smaller case against former DeKalb school superintendent and others

Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 BY RHONDA COOK – THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION Former DeKalb County School Superintendent Crawford Lewis, his former chief operating officer and her ex-husband are facing a third version of a racketeering case first brought … Continue reading

Posted in Co-conspirators, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County, Georgia, Fraud & Corruption, Heery Mitchell Civil Case, School Construction, SPLOST III, SPLOST IV | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

What’s up with the trailers?

One of the first actions of the newly constituted, Governor-appointed board (except for three) was to approve the decision to forgo leasing trailers/modulars/learning cottages and use only trailers owned or being purchased by the school system. Although the newest published … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Michael Thurmond, School Construction, School Funding, SPLOST IV, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 96 Comments

Follow the money

by Nancy Jester (Reprinted with permission from her blog, “What’s Up With That?”) Follow the money. That phrase was popularized during the Watergate tumult. It is also a wise directive for all taxpayers in our state and beyond when it … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Nancy Jester, School Construction, School Funding, Teacher Contracts, Testing & AYP | Tagged , , , | 30 Comments