Category Archives: School Funding

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

$50 Million More For DeKalb Teachers?

Posted at the Fact Checker on March 4, 2015 by Stan Jester At the DeKalb School Board meeting this past Monday (March 2), the CFO said it would take $50 million to $60 million to get us to 65% classroom … 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, School Funding, Stan Jester | Tagged , | 17 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

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HR 4 – Independent School Systems: Explained by Stan Jester, District 1 DCSS School Board Representative

Originally posted by Stan Jester at the Fact Checker (Mildly edited by DSW2) Our most recently ratified state constitution, ratified in 1983, is Georgia’s 10th constitution and our nation’s youngest. [Although Georgia, formed in 1733 was the 4th state admitted … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Education, Georgia Independent Schools, Good News!, School Funding, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 11 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