Category Archives: School Funding

DeKalb School Board Meeting Monday, September 8: Tune In!

The DeKalb Board of Education will hold the following meetings on Monday, September 8, 2014: 2:00pm Work Session & Executive Session (adjourning for the purpose of discussing a legal matter) Cabinet Room Robert R. Freeman Administrative & Instructional Complex 1701 … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Charter School, Charter School Amendment, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, School Funding, SPLOST IV, Teacher Contracts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 26 Comments

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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Something does not compute

Again and again, we are told that things are going so much better with Thurmond and the (mostly) Governor-appointed school board at the helm – and some things are better.  Our credit rating has greatly improved. We have been taken … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Charter School, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, DeKalb School Board Elections, Education in the South, Friends-and-Family, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., SACS/Accreditation, School Funding, SPLOST IV, Stan Jester, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 50 Comments

My [2015 DeKalb Schools] Budget Concerns

Posted by Kirk Lunde at the Tucker Patch, June 12, 2014 at 11:36 AM I would like to follow up last week’s red-faced rant to the BOE and subsequent post about international teachers with some context from the last five … Continue reading

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Please, Sir, May I Have Some More?*

The essentially miniscule 1% pay “increase” grandly announced by Thurmond is an insult. As Miss Daisy disgustedly declared in Driving Miss Daisy … “I think I may spit up.” Run the numbers. A 1% increase for a $60,000 salary is $600. $50 … Continue reading

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