Category Archives: Superintendent Cheryl Howell Atkinson

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

The request for proposals from superintendent search firms has been released

Here is the RFQ (Request for Qualifications) created by DeKalb School System administrators seeking proposals from search firms interested in helping them hire a new superintendent. rfq_15-26r_superintendent_search_firm Some of the description of DeKalb County schools is worth noting >> Approximately … Continue reading

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#TBT – Superintendent Search

Mostly Culled from the Fact Checker >> A DeKalb School Board member said at the last school board meeting, “[The Emory Lavista Parent Council] wants the board to understand the history of Superintendent searches in DeKalb. All of which have … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, Don McChesney, Gene Walker, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, Superintendent Cheryl Howell Atkinson, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Strategic Churn: Recycling a plan and paying for it again

[Reprinted with permission from Nancy Jester’s blog] The DeKalb Board of Education recently approved a new strategic planning process. I use the word “new” purposefully. In 2011, DeKalb engaged the GSBA (Georgia School Boards Association) to assist in the development … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Common Core Curriculum, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Friends-and-Family, Michael Thurmond, Nancy Jester, Ramona Howell Tyson, SACS/Accreditation, Superintendent Cheryl Howell Atkinson, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 38 Comments

Back to the calendar

This email came to us from a teacher. We are hearing that teachers are feeling disenfranchised over the Board’s decision to postpone implementing the much-debated ‘balanced’ calendar approved by our former Board. When Dr. Atkinson made the change from the … Continue reading

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