Category Archives: SPLOST III

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

DeKalb County School District wins 2014-2015 digital survey award for cutting-edge technology

PRESS RELEASE >> DEKALB COUNTY, GA (April 2, 2015)— DeKalb County School District was amongst the top ten-ranking winners of the 2014-2015 Digital School Districts Survey Award. The District received 9th place in the Center for Digital Education’s and National … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, DeKalb County, Good News!, SPLOST III, SPLOST IV, Technology, Uncategorized | Tagged | 33 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


The jury handed down a verdict today about 4 PM rendering Pat Reid (FKA Pat Pope) and her ex-husband Anthony (Tony) Pope guilty of racketeering. By Rhonda Cook The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A DeKalb County jury convicted former school district chief … Continue reading

Posted in Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, SPLOST III | Tagged , , , | 44 Comments

The drama begins… (or continues)

The trial for Pat Reid (Pope) and Tony Pope has begun. Former DeKalb schools chief Crawford Lewis pleads guilty >> Click for photos Former Dekalb County School Superintendent Crawford Lewis is sworn in before pleading guilty to obstruction of a … Continue reading

Posted in Co-conspirators, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, SPLOST III, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 34 Comments